30 January 2012
Exhibition “Saint-Etienne, Design Creative City for All”
Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland
Open January 30 – February 2, 2012
The exhibition “Saint-Etienne, Design Creative City for All”, which was presented in Tallinn, Riga and Cesis in 2011 continues its way in 2012!
It will be in Helsinki (Finland) from 30th January to 7th February 2012 within the framework of the event “World Design Capital Helsinki 2012” in the Valsaamo exhibition room of Kaapelitehdas cultural complex.
This operation has been realized in partnership with the Institut français de Finlande – French Embassy in Finland, which selected and supported it as the major French design event to be included in the “World Design Capital Helsinki 2012” official program. It will be presented at the event opening, during the WDC Open Doors week-end on 3-5 February 2012. The exhibition will be presented in Kaapelitedhas, a 53 000 m² former cable factory transformed to host 3 museums, 13 galleries, dance theatres, art schools artists, bands and companies, visited each year by over 200,000 people attending special events..
World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Helsinki had been appointed the World Design Capital for 2012 by ICSID on 25 November 2009. This designation aims to focus on the broader essence of design’s impact on urban spaces, economies and citizens. It provides a distinctive opportunity for cities to feature their accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design, as well as highlight their successes in urban revitalization strategies. During one year, the appointed city proposes a design events program on a chosen topic.
The theme chosen by WDCH is “Open Helsinki – Embedding Design in Life”.
With this event, the objective is to inspire dialogue on how design can be used to make life better, easier and more functional. World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 is about finding solutions to people’s needs through a user-driven perspective and designs that emphasize usability, sustainability and desirability. It will be realized in 5 cities : Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti.
Kaapelitehdas,Valssaamo / Tallberginkatu 1 C 15 /00180 Helsinki, Finland
30.1.-7.2.2012 opening hours 10-19