STEPPING STONES, URBAN GARDEN

Tunne+Tila was a site-specific environmental installation located in the city of Oulu. The placemaking-process included edible plants, gardening and active community involvement. As a result the space-in-between was turned into an experiential site.

The garden installation site was co-planned with city of Oulu. The chosen site, next to Oulu City Theatre is bordered by the concrete brutalist building and the sea. The vast space is popular with youth, but has no specific features as such. Throughout the summer, the installation was used for leisure, stop overs and small events and the garden was tended by gardeners from the Centre of Sustainable Development.

The installation element mixed the elements of organic, order and disorder. Inspired by the aerial photos of field landscapes, it also refers to built environment and the in-betweens.

TUNNE+TILA is part of the project A Sense of Place by the Union for Rural Education and it is supported by Koneen Säätiö. In collaboration with City of Oulu, Oulu Art Museum pedagogical department and Centre of Sustainable Development (Kestävän kehityksen keskus).