Light Swing in the historical court yard at Helsinki City Museum
Helsinki City Museum invited us to exhibit the Light Swing in the court yard during Lux Helsinki – the annual light festival. The swing is up until 26th of January. Have a swing and turn the lights on!

Urban Food – exhibition in Helsinki City Museum
RaivioBumann is part of the exhibition team for an exhibition focusing on urban food production methods and the future of urban food production.
The exhibition will open in May 2020, including a satellite project, which is planned and built together with a group of young people.

Green Infra – concept release and first projects
RaivioBumann’s Green Infra -concept is examining how cities can build systematic green infrastructure by optimising the use of space and by identifying new partnerships. The concept development is now ready and the first project is confirmed: together with biologists we are designing a tranformation of an roof top into a pollinator friendly meadow with native plants. The site, Munkkisaari power plant is owned by Helen (Helsinki Energy). Green Infra website will be released soon. The Facebook page can be found here. 

Vuosaari – Urban planning process and links to high school
Our long collaboration with cultural centre Vuotalo continues with a commissioned work, which focuses on the transit of the highschool building  to the new building, which will be ready 2021. The social interaction and collaboration with the high school is set to continue with Vuotalo and the project examines how to keep it up, in a new location.

Book release
Our City? Countering exclusion in public space -book (Stipo 2019) covers topics such as gentrification, touristification, inclusion and desigining with people and many more. Our placemaking project for Lähiöprojekti Meri-Rastilamme  is introduced as a local case study of how to turn an unwelcoming public square into an inclusive place for all.

The book is now out and can be ordered via this link.  A local book launch and a talk was organised during and in collaboration with Lähiöfest in September 2019.

Virta wins the first prize in a public art competition in Lahti
Our proposal Virta won the first prize for a public art competition organised by the city of Lahti and YIT for a park in Ruoriniemi residential area. Virta aims to bring life and an active, strong identity for the park. The stream of logs can be viewed from the upper floors of the surrounding residential buildings. Virta invites people to walk, balance and sit on the colored logs – and to encounter others. The work will be realised in 2020. Read more.

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