In English

"Lähiöfest2017", "Dome of Visions" by NCC at Teurastamo / photo: Ramon Maronier


With ‘Lähiöfest’ we are celebrating our neighbourhoods. We invite parties from all sectors of society behind a shared goal: to empower locality.

As cities become more meaningful in the global context, the festival advocates the importance of community and collaboration as drivers of urban change. We believe the values that our early Finnish neighbourhoods, or ‘lähiös’, were based on – democracy, respect for nature and humanism – are as relevant today as they were at the time they were built.

In 2019 the Lähiöfest event week takes place in the city of Espoo at the end of September. Lähiöfest2019 connects cities, companies, NGOs, universities, schools, activists and local communities to experiment how urgent urban challenges can be solved locally.

The programme includes education, placemaking, entrepreneurial initiatives, experiments on new forms of funding, workshops, cultural activities and neighbourhood parties. Findings and learnings of the whole week will be shared during ‘People-Driven City’, the main conference of the event week.

‘Lähiöfest’ has been arranged bi-annually since 2015. The executive producer of the festival is Urban Practice ltd., a Helsinki-based office for citymaking.

Key contacts

Katja Lindroos, head of partnerships

Ramon Maronier, international inquiries

Heidi Kalmari, City Learning programme communications

Kalle Viira, People-Driven City coordination

firstname(at)lahiofest.fi

info(at)lahiofest.fi

Lähiöfest2019

Concept & production

 

Host City

Event Cities

 

           

 

Main Partners

 

 

 

 

Campaign City

 

Content Partners

 

Aalto-yliopisto    Arkkitehtuurimuseo    Arkkitehtuurin tiedotuskeskus

Omnia    EMMA    Maptionnaire    Yhteismaa    Treamer    RaivioBumann

Embassy of the Netherlands in Finland    Embassy of Estonia in Finland

Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

Projektikumppanit / Project Partners

 

Lasten arkkitehtuurikoulu Arkki    Aalto Living+

 


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