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Helsinki International Artist Programme Subversion Redesign Political Graphics - Tzortzis Rallis

Subversion Redesign Political Graphics - Tzortzis Rallis

This residency is for UK-based practitioners working at the intersections of art, design and architecture who have an interest in critically investigating what constitutes the public sphere and in particular, its manifestations in the everyday urban environment. A collaboration between the British Council and Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP), the residency began as part of the World Design Capital programme in 2012. Supported by and aligned with a core strand of programming at HIAP that engages with shifting notions and complexities of the public sphere, the residency focusses on providing opportunity for independent research, local networking and new collaboration.

In 2012 artist Julia Tcharfas was awarded the residency to work with Wayward Plants - a collective of designers, artists and urban growers who create botanical spaces for social exchange – to document contemporary relationships between nature and the man-made environment. This resulted in the sound composition Echo-System which performed live from inside the British Design Exhibition.

In 2013 designer Tzortzis Rallis’s project Public Acts expanded his on-going research of how contemporary social movements use visual languages to address demands in public spaces, digital platforms and networks, to the context of Helsinki - a city going through rapid urban change and welfare restructuring.

In 2014 Tobias Revell offered a critical view into the design community in Helsinki based on the theme Take the Leap.

Then in 2015 Teresa Dillon researched into future plans for the city of Helsinki and proposed a free-to-use urban hut to be used by future tourists visiting the city.

Visit the HIAP website for more information about the project and its participants.

Luca Picardi: Designer in Residence Helsinki 2016

Extract from 'Shifting Spaces' project uncovering two parallel stories about London's Kings Cross  Luca Picardi

Luca Picardi

Extract from 'Shifting Spaces' project uncovering two parallel stories about London's Kings Cross
Image part of the 'What Developers Say' project, which explored the privatisation of public space in London   Luca Picardi

Luca Picardi

Image part of the 'What Developers Say' project, which explored the privatisation of public space in London
'KX Ideation' a workshop with local communities from London's Kings Cross area to discuss the impact of new developments in the area Luca Picardi

Luca Picardi

'KX Ideation' a workshop with local communities from London's Kings Cross area to discuss the impact of new developments in the area
'AZ Genova' is an initiative to address issue that are affecting this Italian city Luca Picardi

Luca Picardi

'AZ Genova' is an initiative to address issue that are affecting this Italian city

13 March 2016
by Gian Luca Amadei / Luca Picardi

Luca Picardi is the recipient for the Helsinki design residency 2016. As part of the programme Luca will be travelling to Helsinki in May and September. While on his residency Luca will investigate the formation and development of urban areas in Helsinki. Ahead of his trip I had the opportunity to ask him few questions about his previous work and details about this plans for Helsinki.

Tell us a bit about yourself, what is your background and areas of interest?

I’m a London based communication designer with a background in Anthropology. I try to inform my work with different disciplines from photography and urbanism to ethnographic research and graphic design, and I hope that this is reflected in its process and shape.

What are you working/researching on at the moment?

Currently I’m working as a design strategist at a design consultancy. Outside of this practice, I’ve worked on a number of urban initiatives from documenting privatised public environments across London to exploring the deep disconnect in some peripheral urban landscapes in Italy. Most recently I finished an art residency at Central Saint Martins where I looked at the complex socio-spatial dynamics of the Kings Cross area through images, videos, street soundscapes and stories from local residents.

Why are you interested in Helsinki?

I’ve always been intrigued by the design scene in Helsinki and the clean-lined Scandinavian aesthetic is a very appealing factor. Design also seems to play an important role beyond craftsmanship as a tool for enabling society. Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, sets an example for using design to shape government policy, and I'm keen to understand how this is applied to different issues and how it generates tangible change.

What are you planning to research during your residency in Helsinki?

A number of ambitious schemes are being developed, and a particularly interesting area is the growth of "mobility on demand" to reduce car ownership. Within this emerging theme alone there are a series of open-ended questions that could generate intriguing responses to the city. How are new interfaces between people, transport, and planning affecting citizenship? How are decision-making processes being perceived or altered? What is this doing to the relationship between periphery and city centre? These questions could be a good starting point to understand and explore Helsinki through its design, people, and ideas.

What are you hoping this residency experience will bring to your practice?

I hope to make some meaningful connections and engage in collaborations with people in Helsinki to learn new perspectives, which could enrich my approach to civic driven design.

The British Council runs the Helsinki Design Residency Programme in partnership with the Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP), the Helsinki Design Week (HDW) and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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14 December 2016

Helsinki Design Residency 2016

Helsinki Design Residency 2016

13 March 2016

Luca Picardi: Designer in Residence Helsinki 2016

Luca Picardi: Designer in Residence Helsinki 2016 Private Public Spaces - Luca Picardi

Private Public Spaces - Luca Picardi

10 July 2015

Teresa Dillon - Designer in Residence Helsinki 2015

Teresa Dillon - Designer in Residence Helsinki 2015 Caption: Pop-Up Landscapes 2008-09 Photo Credit: Teresa Dillon

Caption: Pop-Up Landscapes 2008-09 Photo Credit: Teresa Dillon

8 May 2015

Helsinki Design Residency: Open Call Extended to 14 June 2015

Helsinki Design Residency: Open Call Extended to 14 June 2015 My Desk in Cable Factory - Kaapeli  by Tobias Revell

My Desk in Cable Factory - Kaapeli by Tobias Revell

10 October 2014

Unexpected Helsinki - Tobias Revell on his Residency

Unexpected Helsinki - Tobias Revell on his Residency Seen on the wall of Putte's Pizzeria - Helsinki

Seen on the wall of Putte's Pizzeria - Helsinki

12 November 2013

Tzortzis Rallis: Public Acts/ Helsinki

Tzortzis Rallis: Public Acts/ Helsinki Eike Rally

Eike Rally

27 August 2013

Helsinki Residency

Helsinki Residency Subversion Redesign Political Graphics - Tzortzis Rallis

Subversion Redesign Political Graphics - Tzortzis Rallis

21 October 2012

Echo-System: Julia Tcharfas residency at Helsinki World Design Capital

Echo-System: Julia Tcharfas residency at Helsinki World Design Capital

16 August 2012

Helsinki Urban Garden - Artist Residency

Helsinki Urban Garden - Artist Residency Studio Scenes (Part 1-4 2011) Image courtesy of Julia Tcharfars

Studio Scenes (Part 1-4 2011) Image courtesy of Julia Tcharfars

15 August 2012

Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 - 'Everyday Discoveries'

Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 - 'Everyday Discoveries' Margaret Calvert – Road Signage

Margaret Calvert – Road Signage

24 June 2012

Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 - Urban Garden

Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 - Urban Garden Urban Garden concept design by Wayward Plants

Urban Garden concept design by Wayward Plants

30 November 2016

New for Old Research Residency 2016

New for Old Research Residency 2016

5 October 2016

OPPORTUNITY: Fashion Space Gallery Design Residency 2016

OPPORTUNITY:  Fashion Space Gallery Design Residency 2016 Film still by Katy Davies

Film still by Katy Davies

3 October 2016

Event: Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship

Event: Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship Teatro Gregorio de Mattos, Salvador / photo by Jane Hall, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2013

Teatro Gregorio de Mattos, Salvador / photo by Jane Hall, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2013

5 August 2016

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Travelogue #3

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2016: Travelogue #3 Historical photograph of Morumbi, São Paulo / @ Julia, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow

Historical photograph of Morumbi, São Paulo / @ Julia, Lina Bo Bardi Fellow

23 May 2016

New for Old Thailand at Clerkenwell Design Week

New for Old Thailand at Clerkenwell Design Week  Photograph by Simon Mills

Photograph by Simon Mills

19 April 2016

New for Old Thailand at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

New for Old Thailand at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Photograph by Simon Mills

Photograph by Simon Mills

11 April 2016

2016 Winston Churchill Fellowships Awarded

2016 Winston Churchill Fellowships Awarded  Sea Chair - Credit: Studio Swine

Sea Chair - Credit: Studio Swine

31 March 2016

'City of Play' Wins Unlimited Doha Design Prize 2016

'City of Play' Wins Unlimited Doha Design Prize 2016 WINNING PROPOSAL © DEENA AL TERAWI

WINNING PROPOSAL © DEENA AL TERAWI

1 March 2016

Unlimited Doha Design Prize: 2016 Participants

Unlimited Doha Design Prize: 2016 Participants © Tim Makower

© Tim Makower

1 February 2016

Open Call for UK Designers: Unlimited Doha Design Prize

Open Call for UK Designers: Unlimited Doha Design Prize  © HANNAH BURGESS

© HANNAH BURGESS

23 December 2015

New Open Call: Exhibition Road Engineering Residency

New Open Call: Exhibition Road Engineering Residency V&A

V&A

18 December 2015

WeTalkFashion with Nelly Rose

WeTalkFashion with Nelly Rose

1 December 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #3

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #3 Teatro Oficina / © FINN BEAMES

Teatro Oficina / © FINN BEAMES

16 November 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #2

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #2 Ladeira da Misericórdia / © Finn Beames

Ladeira da Misericórdia / © Finn Beames

2 November 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #1

Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship 2015: Travelogue #1 MASP / photo by Finn Beames

MASP / photo by Finn Beames

18 October 2015

Travelogue: Rebecca Hoyes, Common Thread Resident

Travelogue: Rebecca Hoyes, Common Thread Resident © Rebecca Hoyes

© Rebecca Hoyes

24 September 2015

Travelogue: Anna Whetstone, Common Thread Resident

Travelogue: Anna Whetstone, Common Thread Resident © Anna Whetstone

© Anna Whetstone

17 August 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2015

Lina Bo Bardi Fellow 2015 Sesc Pompeia © Tapio Snellman

Sesc Pompeia © Tapio Snellman

2 August 2015

Common Thread Residents 2015

Common Thread Residents 2015 © Bouchra Boudoua

© Bouchra Boudoua

13 July 2015

Winners announced: British Council International Residency Award for Graduate Fashion Week

Winners announced: British Council International Residency Award for Graduate Fashion Week

17 June 2015

Design Abroad: Talk at Sheffield Design Week Conference 18 June 2015

Design Abroad: Talk at Sheffield Design Week Conference 18 June 2015 The Paper City - MDD

The Paper City - MDD

3 June 2015

Fabien Cappello's Streetscape

Fabien Cappello's Streetscape  Fabien Cappello: Streetscape 2015 Stanley Picker  Gallery  (Installation View). Photo: ellielaycock.co.uk

Fabien Cappello: Streetscape 2015 Stanley Picker Gallery (Installation View). Photo: ellielaycock.co.uk

2 March 2015

Dian Pelangi x London College of Fashion Residency

Dian Pelangi x London College of Fashion Residency © Nelly Rose Stewart and Odette Steele

© Nelly Rose Stewart and Odette Steele

28 February 2015

Dian Pelangi Residency at London College of Fashion

Dian Pelangi Residency at London College of Fashion © London College of Fashion

© London College of Fashion

2 February 2015

Opportunity: Graphic Design Residency in Peru

Opportunity: Graphic Design Residency in Peru © La Stanza

© La Stanza

6 November 2014

Bandung Design Residency: Travelogue #3

Bandung Design Residency: Travelogue #3 © Sarah Colson

© Sarah Colson

4 November 2014

Bandung Design Residency: Travelogue #2

Bandung Design Residency: Travelogue #2 © Sarah Colson

© Sarah Colson

21 October 2014

Bandung Design Residency: Travelogue #1

Bandung Design Residency: Travelogue #1 © Sarah Colson

© Sarah Colson

5 September 2014

Sarah Colson - Designer in residence Bandung 2014

Sarah Colson - Designer in residence Bandung 2014 Photo by Anna Batchelor

Photo by Anna Batchelor

25 July 2014

Open Call for applications: Bandung Design Residency

Open Call for applications: Bandung Design Residency Bandung Forest Walk / © BCCF

Bandung Forest Walk / © BCCF