EUNIC Finland

Helsinki: Street Art interventions

EUNIC Finland has designed the "Street Art Pasila" project as part of “Finland100”, the celebration of the Finnish state’s 100th anniversary of independence in 2017. The project will produce street art interventions in the Helsinki suburb Pasila - currently an odd mixture of office buildings and houses made of prefabricated concrete elements that have been hardly ever renovated since the 1970s, mainly inhabited by students and immigrants, and lacking restaurants and bars - with a view to turning it into a lively and friendly place through mural paintings. With the help of international street artists from Finland and all around Europe, the EUNIC cluster in Finland will be creating a unique street art neighbourhood of national and international scale. The project will take place in three phases: the first one was carried out in August 2017; the second and third phases of the project, for which the Cluster Fund is being used, took place in September 2017 and May 2018. Street art tours were provided by volunteers after the street art interventions were finished.

Duration:

September 2017 to May 2018

Partners:

City of Helsinki, Helsinki Urban Art, European Commission Representation, Museum Artsi in Vantaa

Total Budget:

26.800 Euros incl. 5.600 Euros from the Cluster Fund Call March 2017

Keywords:

Street art, urbanism, paintings