Time: 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 August
Place: The Hirsitetris Pavilion between Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture (address Ullanlinnankatu, Helsinki). In case of rain, the event will be held in Design Museum (address Korkeavuorenkatu 23)
How can designers and architects help asylum-seekers assimilate in Finland? How could collaboration lead to business? Welcome to take a look at examples of successful projects and to network with other parties interested in this matter. The event will be held in English.
Designer Tuula Pöyhönen, Ragamuf http://www.ragamuf.com
Architect Inari Virkkala, www.inarivirkkala.com
Senior inspector Tiina Järvinen, Finnish Immigration Service (Migri): What does an entrepreneur have to take into account when hiring an asylum seeker?
Project Director Heli Mäenpää, Fair Start by Life Seekers http://www.fairstartproducts.com
The event will include a demonstration of making silver jewellery. The jewellery pieces will be on sale. The venue will be the Hirsiteris Pavilion in the joint courtyard area of Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
Café Damascus pop-up restaurant is open on the spot already at noon!
Join the event and take your colleagues along! Register here.
Tuula Pöyhönen (b. 1966) is a talented designer who has worked as a head designer for many famous Finnish design companies. She founded Ragamuf, a new Finnish project aiming at better world together with entepreneur Martta Leskelä. Ragamuf produces colourful rugs that are made by Syrian women in Turkey. www.ragamuf.com She is a talented designer who has worked as a head designer for many famous Finnish design companies. www.ragamuf.com
Inari Virkkala (b.1984) is passionate about the social impacts of the built environment. She is the CEO and one of the founding members of Uusi Kaupunki Kollektiivi Oy, an architecture collective with more than 40 architect members in Finland and Norway. www.facebook.com/TrampolinHelsinki
Heli Mäenpää (b. 1969) is a marketing, communications and branding professional whose passion lies in helping and coaching creative talent and freelancers in their careers. She lectures and teaches self promotion to art & design students at Aalto University and Lahti Design Institute. www.fairstartproducts.com
Café Damascus (b. 2016) is a project of a Finnish-Syrian encounter, friendship and co-operation that began with dinner and developed into a pop-up restaurant, a catering service and a food business. Inspired by the culinary ideas of Wisam and Yasmin Abboud, Haanan Snih, Aija Kuparinen and Janne Salovaara. Café Damascus’ menu is a collection of Syrian delicacies from authentic raw materials, with the traditional and sometimes experimental recipes. www.damascushelsinki.org
Photo: Miikka Pirinen.