• Children’s event

Habi Kids: Tell Day

  • Service design
Sep 17, Sun 10:00-18:00
Habitare, Messukeskus
Event type
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Accessibility for all

12-6 pm Nonstop Workshops

Fiskars Jungle and Nature Workshop in the Habi Kids Tent
Be bold and take a peek into another world. Enter the tent and work on an installation together with other adventurers. Inside the tent, we’ll be finding out what a versatile material paper is and how scissors can be used to make miracles. The sound and shadow world created by Habi Kids space designer Milja Aho is an experience. Come co-create a secret jungle world that becomes fuller and wilder as the event proceeds. At the tent, we invite everybody to participate in the FISKARS JUNGLE CHALLENGE!

Pattern Wall by the Habi Kids Cafe
The Habi Kids Pattern Studio is an evolving collage studio to explore and invent colours and shapes in a group. Kids can make their marks on the wall with various print patterns.

Design Orienteering – Takeoff at the Main Gate of Habi Kids
Area SuoMu’s Design Orienteering is a fun way to explore the Habitare fair and use the fair centre as a playground! This orienteering game lets participants observe, test and explore the different forms of design and the companies involved and meet the designers. Orienteering instructions and tasks can be found at the Habi Kids main gate.

11 am-1 pm Tell Your Ideas to the World Workshop
In this workshop, you’re free to express your ideas. Kids share their ideas with others, and the ideas are visualized in a shared graffiti. The workshop is led by SuoMu instructors.

12.30-1 pm Kids Interview Designers | Habi Kids Cafe Designers seen at Habitare have an opportunity to tell their designer stories and sources of inspiration, sharing their teachings. Kids interested in design interview the designers.

1-2 pm The Origin of Habi Kids | Habitare Arena Designer Mari Savio (SuoMu) explains the design process and the experiences behind the Habi Kids 2017 area and programme, i.e. how the package was designed together with kids for kids. Members of the Mutku Club of Loviisa step on to the stage to tell, for example, how they designed the colour chart and the pattern scheme of the area together with designers. The process utilized service design methods and engaged the target group, which is kids and families with kids.

2-4 pm MeHackit Workshop
The MeHackit Workshops arouse interest and curiosity towards technology. Music Machine is a workshop that tells a story using a communal, electronic sound installation. The medium for storytelling is a communally built sound installation made of interesting daily objects and recycled materials. The workshop is led by MeHackit technology instructors, and it is suitable for 5-to-7-year-olds together with adults and for school children independently. More information at mehackit.org


The day is part of the Habi Kids Design School which is produced together with SuoMu – the Finnish Association of Design Learning, Helsinki Design Week and Habitare. See the whole programme here.

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