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.

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

Kaupunkimme-festival in Oulu has invited Päivi to hold a masterclass and a workshop in urban design and placemaking on 19th of February. See more details here.

Sustainable Placeshaping Final Event
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.

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.