NEWS

Helsinki Market Square – places for people
The iconic Helsinki Market Square is developed by experimenting with placemaking-led designs and solutions. The former parking lots have been removed and will be replaces with places for people and activities. The experiments are designed by RaivioBumann in collaboration with different stakeholders and commissioned by Torikorttelit, which developes the market & old town area and premises.

Twingi Land Art Exhibition, Binntal, Switzerland
RaivioBumann is happy to be invited as one of the participants of the Twingi LandArt exhibition. The land-art path is going to be in the mountainous Binntal in the Swiss canton of Valais and opens in June. We are looking forward to place our public artwork along with other interesting projects from artists all over Europe. With our installation “Probiose” we want to examine the ambivalence of human built interaction in natural landscape via themes of aesthetics and destruction.

Placemaking for cultural heritage site
We are developing a placemaking strategy for old tile factory and it´s surroundings in Jokela for the municipality of Tuusula. The process includes participation, planning and designing as well as developing future visions for the site and the protected red brick buildings. We are also developing ways to visualise the history of the tile factory in the public space – making is easily available for visitors.

Award
We have been shortlisted for a percentage art award by city of Jyväskylä. The award is given for efforts in the field of participatory and community art and will be chosen from three nominees. The winner will be announced in March. Fingers crossed! Read more here.

Concept development
RaivioBumann’s Green Infra -concept has received a development grant from AVEK. The grant is for thematic urban development projects. Green Infra -concept is examining how cities can build systematic green infrastructure by optimising the use of space and by identifying new partnerships. Follow our homepage for latest updates on the project during 2019. https://www.creativefinland.fi/blog/crema-tuella-konsepti-valmiiksi-kokonaisuudeksi

Book release
Our project Meri-Rastilamme will be part of a Cities for All -book, published by STIPO later this year.

Sustainable Placeshaping Seminar
Päivi has been invited to speak in the SusPlace Final Event in Tampere in May. The conference explores places and practices through transformative methods. More details about the research programme and the event.

Developing the urban environments and plinths in smaller cities
Kortteeri is a project developing new models for enlivening city centres and “the plinth” in small and medium sized cities, utilising community art and urban design methods. Päivi is facilitating and consulting in the project, funded by European Social Fund and run by SAMK and partners in four Finnish cities.

ONGOING
During 2017-2019 we have a working grant from Koneen Säätiö to support our artistic development. As a result we are producing three works about or in public space. First work in the series was the exhibition Sammelsurium in Vuotalo.

We are now part of the Placemaking Leadership Council – a global network of professionals working for better public spaces.