Exhibition poster:



We would like to thank everyone who has helped with setting up the exhibition and attended the opening on Wednesday 7th November. In particular:

Stoa for providing the space technical support and the drinks, many thanks to Petra as well!

Paiju Tyrvainen for the opening speech and the kind words

Jaana Pylkkänen, and all those from Pro-Meri Rastila and Fokka for their kind words and assistance and of course for initiating the alternative master-plan

Palace and cultural network – Pacunet/Suomalais-filippiniläinen yhdistys/Xezal Kurdish Group/Suomalais-Kurdilainen Ystävysseura/Valkolaiset – Greece: Who provided items and clothing and other very interesting things for the OURColours exhibition

Ayhan Turkman & Borislav Borisov for working so hard on the videos

Sare Deniz, Sultan Akpinar, Derya Bakir, Fatma Yasa for preparing the excellent food, which we know everyone enjoyed

The Band – La Gallada who played at the opening

Emmi Nykänen for taking the photos and video of the opening

Milja and Juho-Atte for helping with translations

If there is anyone we have missed, please forgive us, and thank you for your help

Photos (by Emmi) from the opening can be seen in this post:



Exhibition description-ENGLISH:

OURCity – Creating an intimate and vibrant Meri-Rastila

OURCity – Kodikas ja elinvoimainen Meri-Rastila

Free entrance

Thursday 8th November – Saturday 1st December

Stoa gallery

Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, Helsinki

The OURCity exhibition shows the results of the yearlong OURCity programme which includes a wide variety of projects, from a new master-plan for the area to a fashion event showcasing immigrant cultures.

Working in co-operation with a wide variety of partners and focused on some of the issues currently faced by the suburb of Meri-Rastila, the OURCity project has created initiatives to engage the local residents in making their neighbourhood a more inter-cultural and more fulfilling place to live. The exhibition will demonstrate the development work carried out by the individual projects.

Suunnittele! Osallistu! / Take Part! Design! / Var Med och Påverka!


Exhibition description-FINNISH:

OURCity – Creating an intimate and vibrant Meri-Rastila

OURCity – Kodikas ja elinvoimainen Meri-Rastila


Vapaa pääsy

Torstai 8. 11- lauantai 1.12.2012

Stoa galleriassa

Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, Helsinki

OURCity-näyttely esittelee materiaalia vuoden kestäneen OURCity-ohjelman monien erilaisten projektien tuloksista. Esillä mm. Meri-Rastilan vaihtoehtoisen asemakaavan sekä maahanmuuttajien eri kulttuureja esittelevän muotinäytöksen tuotoksia.

OURCity on projekti, joka on yhteistyössä monien ei tahojen kanssa keskittynyt etsimään ratkaisuja Meri-Rastilan kohtaamiin ajankohtaisiin haasteisiin. Projekti on luonut aloitteita rohkaistakseen paikallisia asukkaita parantamaan oman elinympäristönsä kulttuurillista vuorovaikutusta ja tyytyväisyyttä. Näyttely esittelee erilaisten osaprojektien tekemää kehitystyötä.

Suunnittele! Osallistu! / Take Part! Design! / Var Med och Påverka!


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