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‘Community’ light installation

Aleksanterinkatu 14-18, 00170 Helsinki

‘Community’ light installation by Artturi Elovirta In the Sederholm Courtyard Artturi Elovir…

‘Community’ light installation by Artturi Elovirta In the Sederholm Courtyard

Artturi Elovirta’s light installation, Yhteisö (Community), is a statement on the need of space for alternative culture. The installation is based on the transformation of urban trade, digitalisation and changes in the cityscape: how the urban space will be used in the future and who cities are for when the traditional use of urban space is changing as commerce becomes increasingly digital.

Creative and insightful use of urban space explores the potential of locations, builds new identities for the locations and focuses on development. The installation seeks to evoke discussion on the creative use of public space and about how alternative cultures create new use for spaces and locations, often without a deliberate purpose. The installation aims to present the following questions to its audience: Is the city open or closed? Is the city permissive or prohibitive? Is the city a facilitator or a denier?

 

Artturi Elovirta's light installation Yhteisö (Community). Photo: Helsinki City Museum

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