• Installation

HDW HOP 2018

Sep 6, Thu 18:00-22:00
Sep 7, Fri 10:00-22:00
Sep 8, Sat 10:00-22:00
Sep 9, Sun 10:00-22:00
Sep 10, Mon 10:00-22:00
Sep 11, Tue 10:00-22:00
Sep 12, Wed 10:00-22:00
Sep 13, Thu 10:00-22:00
May 14, Mon 10:00-22:00
Sep 15, Sat 10:00-22:00
Sep 16, Sun 10:00-22:00
Ympäri kaupunkia / Around city centre
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

Organized for the third time on the streets of Helsinki, the HDW HOP series of city installations will address this year’s festival theme, TRUST. With whom do we share the city space? How can we trust the strangers that we meet daily? Are we ready to face a stranger and share a moment with them?

One installation can be found in the Balder building’s inner courtyard in the Tori Quarter, where designer Leena Kouhia and architect Sofie Hägerström build a Fire Garden for meeting people and chilling out. The garden’s soundscape will be created by musician Tapani Rinne.

Sculptor Man Yau’s altar will beguile people at Stockmann during the festival as part of the 10 Elements installation built in the middle of the department store. The installation consists of spaces, sculptures, sounds and lights composed by Yau as if on an altar. The different parts of the work symbolize the things and persons important and deeply trustworthy to the artist.

Together with the American artist Howard Smith (born in 1928), Isa Kukkapuro-Enbom and Henrik Enbom’s Trash Design Collective will build an installation called Rubbish Theory. The installation will take place on the stage of Esplanad. Building on trust between the blind artist and the designers, this multisensory artwork will make use of recycled materials and Smith’s work from the past 50 years.

This year one of the city installations will be built with children. It is designed by awarded design agency NEON, which worked on the Trust theme together with Arabia school’s fourth year pupils, who focus on design. Based on the kids’ ideas and suggestions, NEON will create an interactive installation in the Helsinki centre.

All installations and their designers will be presented in Helsinki Design Weekly’s HDW HOP series during the summer.

HDW HOP Installations:

Fire Garden, Balder’s yard
10 Elements, Stockmann
Rubbish Philosophy, The Stage at Espa

HDW HOP City Installations at Helsinki Design Week from 6 to 16 September 2018.

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