Emmi and Chrissie quality checking their new stage design.
HEL/LO – Let's Talk About Games is here! In a couple of hours, six Finnish and British speakers will gather at the White Building, a wonderful new venue in Hackney Wick with a spectacular view of the Olympic park, to discuss the relationship between cities, public space and games. The doors open at 6 pm with complimentary drinks provided by Crest JMT Leather, and the talk begins around 6.45 pm. Secure your ticket here, or enquire places at the door.
The following people will be exchanging ideas tonight:
Je Ahn & Maria Smith / Studio Weave
Studio Weave is an award-winning emerging architecture practice profiled as one of "Britain's Brightest Young Architects". The studio's work encompasses an extremely diverse range of projects from furniture and art projects to buildings, landscapes and urban design.
Martti Kalliala is a Helsinki-based architect and founder of the design and research studio Pro Toto, focusing on architecture, urbanism, strategic design and cultural analysis. Kalliala recently edited and co-authored the book Solution 239–246, Finland: The Welfare Game, published by Sternberg Press.
Tomas Träskman / YKON
YKON is a Helsinki-based not-for-profit organisation whose members include artists, designers, game developers and art historians who share a deep interest in current utopian thought and practice. Since 2005, YKON has worked on themes such as micronations, social architecture and alternative economies.
Torange Khonsari & Andreas Lang / Public Works
In 2004, Public Works became the name for a group of architects and artists who had been collaborating in different constellations since 1999. The common denominator for a shared practice was an interest in making socially inclusive public realm, be it art or architecture.