In English

‘Lähiöfest2017’ – festival of neighbourhoods – is an open event which celebrates the city and its suburbs and invites everybody to join.

What, when and where?

‘Lähiöfest2017’ – festival of neighbourhoods – is a new event and platform for discussion of the future of cities. The festival is based on a collaboration between different organisations and actors: the city departments, private companies, entrepreneurs, NGOs, activists, and citizens.

‘Lähiöfest2017’ will take place in the last week of September – 25/9–1/10 – in ten different suburbs and neighbourhoods in Helsinki, Finland.

‘Lähiöfest2017’ is connected to the strategy of Helsinki by shining light on the changing neighbourhoods. The festival facilitates participation, and involves different parties influencing the direction of the city.

Note to our English readers: we will include short summaries at the end of the posts.


The programme will include placemaking, entrepreneurial initiatives, workshops and demos, cultural activities, and an international seminar on Friday the 29th of September. The week will end with a party – a weekend filled with free public events around Helsinki. The programme will be published in June.

For information about our international seminar ‘People-Driven City’, please contact Paula Harjula:


The festival is initiated by Egnahem media Ltd., a Helsinki-based event and media production company. Since 2009 the company has focussed on the topic of suburbs and housing. This has led to various productions under the brand name ‘Momoliving’, such as tv programs, books, courses and events.

The first festival dedicated to the neighbourhoods, ‘Our House 2015’, took place in the suburb of Mikkola in Vantaa. With ‘Lähiöfest2017’ in Helsinki, the festival will grow into a true festival of the city. Egnahem/Momoliving is in charge of the concept, the fund-raising and the programme.

Contact us:


Main Supporter


Main Partners




Content Partners

Aalto University   Urban Academy    Forum Virium

Aalto PRO   Architecture Information Centre Finland

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Koneen säätiö    SKR – Uudenmaan rahasto