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    Bringing Design Dialogues to HEL YES!

    OK Talk brings together Finnish and British designers, artists and theorists to a series of talks at Helsinki Design Week and The London Design Festival.

    OK Talk brings together designers, artists and theorists operating in Finland and Britain to talk about emerging questions in design philosophy and strategic design.

    The four events start at Helsinki Design Week 4th September, and travel to The London Design Festival 2010 at the end of the month to be presented at the Finnish Institute's temporary restaurant and design exhibition HEL YES!

    Through a series of ‘talks' OK Talk brings out different social, cultural and ethical viewpoints to design, aiming to create critical and intriguing dialogue between creative practitioners in Finland and Britain. The events gather around twenty design thinkers to share their ideas on key questions for today's designers.

    OK Talk consists of four breakfast events covering three topics: Making Places, Strategies of Participation and Borderlands. The programme kicks off with a tabloid publication, "a morning paper", which not only introduces the speakers and the themes but also works as a conversation starter through a participatory narrative.

    The OK Talk events are curated by the creative think thank OK Do and produced in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in London, Helsinki Design Week and the British Council's Creative Cities project. They are funded by the Ministry of Education in Finland.


    OK Talk Helsinki

    Making Places
    Saturday 4 September at ONNI home shop, Kulmakatu 5 A 4, Helsinki
    Breakfast and discussion 11:30-13:30
    Bryan Boyer, Sitra
    Hanna Harris, The Finnish Institute in London
    Amanda Levete, Amanda Levete Architects
    Markus Miessen, Studio Miessen
    Nene Tsuboi, NOW for Architecture and Urbanism
    NB! This event is limited to 40 attendees.

    More information: http://www.ok-do.eu/projects/ok-talk/

    OK Talk London
    All London talks will take place at HEL YES!, Londonewcastle Depot, 1-3- Wenlock Road

    Making Places
    Saturday 18 September
    Breakfast and discussion 11:30-13:30
    Åbäke with Nene Tsuboi
    Sarah Ichioka, Architecture Foundation
    Teemu Suviala, Kokoro & Moi
    Tuomas Toivonen, NOW for Architecture and Urbanism
    Finn Williams, Common Office

    Free entry. Register by e-mailing hello@ok-do.eu. Registration for this event ends on Thursday 16 Sept at 12am.
    HEL YES! is open for breakfast orders.

    Strategies of Participation
    Thursday 23 September
    Breakfast and discussion 8:30-10:30
    Celine Condorelli, Support Structure
    Ulla-Maaria Engeström, Thinglink
    Karen Mirza, Mirza/Butler
    Suvi Saloniemi, Kunsthalle Helsinki

    Price: any breakfast ingredient worth £8.
    Register by e-mailing hello@ok-do.eu. Registration for this event ends on Tuesday 21 Sept at 12 am.

    Saturday 25 September
    Breakfast and discussion 11:30-13:30
    Revital Cohen
    Martti Kalliala / Renaissance Man
    Zak Kyes, Z.A.K. Studio
    Max Lamb
    Aamu Song Company

    Free entry. Register by emailing hello@ok-do.eu. Registration for this event ends on Thursday 23 Sept at 12am.
    HEL YES! is open for brunch orders.

    For speaker details, see http://www.ok-do.eu/projects/ok-talk/