UrbanUtopia was a participatory art project that consisted of a year-long series of meetings, workshops and public events. The idea was to look at the contemporary urban environment from a utopian point of view and to develop new forms of agency, through which the utopian visions could be put into practice. The emphasis lay in changing people’s personal relationship towards their everyday environment and their perception of themselves as a part of the urban network.
Concept and direction: Saara Hannula
Working group: Eeva Berglund, Talvikki Eerola, Elissa Eriksson, Saara Hannula, Jussi Johnsson, Pekko Koskinen, Elisa Laurila, Heli Mäkinen and Sanna Uuttu
Production: Reality Research Center / World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Venue: Various public spaces, including the WDC Pavilion and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art