The home of Päivi Seikkula and Lassi Lager at Pihlajamäki. Photo: Lidia Tirri, 2011.
The stories of the people of Pihlajamäki bring to life the history of Helsinki suburbs.
Pihlajamäki was built in the early 1960s as one of the first suburban entities in Helsinki that utilised new prefabricated building techniques for efficient and affordable quality construction near to the nature.
The architecturally important area is protected in the town plan and has been appointed a nationally significant cultural environment.
The exhibition and book based on journalist Kristiina Markkanen´s interviews and Lidia Tirri's photographs allow the residents to describe their everyday lives and homes behind the modern facades.
This provides an intimate view of architecture and city planning and how they affect everyday life. Stories by locals will also introduce a new, experiential point of view to the discussion about suburban lives that often takes a negative tone.
A Place with a View - Recollections of Pihlajamäki
In Pihlajamäki in January-February, the venue will be announced later.
In Viikki Library 8.3.-18.4. Mon-Thu 9-20, Fri 9-18, Sat 10-16.
In Sederholm House 12.5.-26.8.2012 Wed-Sun 11-17, Thu 11-19.
12.5.2012–26.8.2012 NÄYTTELY/TAPAHTUMA PÄÄTTYNYT
Helsinki City Museum, Sederholm House
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 16-18, 00170 Helsinki
Tel./museum (09) 3103 6529
Tel./office (09) 3103 6630