HEL/LO – Let's Talk About Games

Image: Aleksi Niemelä
  • To coincide with the London Festival of Architecture, we are delighted to announce the second talk in a series of four design discussions developed with Blueprint.

    The urban fabric of the city is increasingly governed by rules surrounding security, ownership and surveillance. Citizens in both Helsinki and London have been left uncertain about the ways in which the public can occupy and use seemingly public space. From utopian visions to playful interventions, HEL/LO 2 has invited speakers who are working to develop creative systems, strategies and designs that aim to alter public spaces and the way we inhabit them.

    HEL/LO – Let's Talk About Games is organised as part of the London Festival of Architecture and will be held at the White Building, an exciting new canal-side Olympic-edge cultural venue, run by SPACE and designed by David Kohn Architects. Confirmed speakers include Martti Kalliala, Public Works and Studio Weave.

    Launched in May 2012, the HEL/LO series will bring together architecture and design professionals from London and Helsinki. The series continues in September with the third HEL/LO event organised in Helsinki during Helsinki Design Week and with the fourth in London during the London Design Festival.

    The HEL/LO series is organised in collaboration with Blueprint magazine, and is one of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 international satellite events.

    HEL/LO 2 is part of the British Council's International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012 (21 June – 23 September); a global gathering of cultural projects that investigate architecture and design from across the world, presented for the London 2012 Festival.

    HEL/LO – Let's Talk About Games
    Friday 6 July, 6–9 pm
    The White Building, Unit 7, Queen's Yard, White Post Lane (entrance by canal bridge)
    Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN

    The event is free but booking is essential as places are limited. Please book your seat here.