Made by the people for the people – New participatory urban culture is blooming in Helsinki

Helsinki – the capital of cold Finland, where people don’t talk to anyone. This is the stereotype often associated with Helsinki, but it is not the whole picture of this city. During the last five or six years Helsinki has changed a lot. Citizens are creating countless of events themselves and making the city in many ways a place they want it to be. Also the city officials have realised the high potential of civic activism and are more and more receptive towards all these actions.

Read the article I wrote for New Europe magazine on participatory urban culture here