Nearby In Your Neighbourhood

Sharing a meal among strangers and different kinds of communal food events have been very popular in Helsinki – and elsewhere – over the last few years. Most of the events are however concentrated in the city center and the participants are largely people, who are active consumers of culture anyway. How could such activities be brought into the neighbourhoods outside the city center? How could you bring people together there as well?

This is what we are aiming to achieve together with HUMAK University of Applied Sciences with the Nearby In Your Neighbourhood project. The project brings cultural events into certain neighbourhoods of different cities. The project, started in the autumn of 2016, experiments with different ways to bring people to eat together in the different neighbourhoods of Helsinki, Vantaa, Turku and Jyväskylä. We are creating concepts that anyone can later on put into practice in their own neighbourhoods.