Guests from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A group of 16 architecture students with their teachers and Finnish colleagues visiting Hiedanranta 19.5.2023

Fame of Hiedanranta as an example of sustainable urban development has reached also academics abroad. Researchers of Insurgent Spatial Practices collective are sharing with them the personal experiences, theoretical foundations, societal phenomena and research findings from the last seven years of having done action research in an area where co-creation, temporary urbanism and working with the grassroots has been experimented.

If you are interested in getting a similar introduction with discussions and a tour in the spaces, do not hesitate to contact us.

Agenda of the day

9.15 – 9.45       Hiedanranta and sustainable urban development (30 mins)

9.45 – 10.00     Discussion (15 mins)

10.00 – 10.15   Kenneli DIY and Muovitehdas cases (15 mins)

10.15 – 10.30   Discussion (15 mins)

10.30 – 10.45   Hiedanranta sauna case (15 mins)

10.45 – 10.55   Discussion (10 mins)

10.55 – 11.15   Break, coffee to go (20 mins)


11.15 – 12.00   Edible garden, biodiversity seed bank, sauna, SprayCanKontrol, Paja

12.00 – 13.00   Kenneli DIY, Muovitehdas with Kaarikoirat chairman Teemu Grönlund

Image by Laura Vanzo