In May 2009, over 8000 Washingtonians visited MyHelsinki, the multi-media exhibition showcasing the Nordic city through the experiences of the 12 Washington guests who traveled to Helsinki.
Designed by international students in the field of Applied Arts and Design from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, the exhibition transformed the Embassy's public premises into a Finnish forest where the “trees” that made up the landscape grew from the Helsinki experiences of twelve of Washington’s biggest talents from an array of fields. From the aroma of cardamom and cinnamon wafting from the signature korvapuusti (Finnish cinnamon rolls) to the balcony overlooking Rock Creek Park transformed into a Helsinki tram, visitors were transported to the world’s most northern lying national capital.
The creative work group for the exhibition consisted of international students of the University of Art and Design Helsinki from the Field of Applied Arts and Design.
TaiK Working Group:
Project coordination: Designer Mikko Laakkonen and Professor Timo Salli
Claudia Garduno Garcia