Mobile Home 2017
What is the meaning of home in 2017?
Mobile Home 2017 is a joint project of the Finnish Institutes of Paris, Benelux countries, Berlin and London. Mobile Home 2017 explores and interprets the different meanings of home in 2017 through architecture, art, design, and society. In the course of the year the institutes
present different interpretations about the notion of home in these four European metropolises.
KOTI Sleepover transforms the Finnish Institute in Paris into a Finnish communal aitta experience in spring 2017. KOTI is a habitable installation consisting of six spruce cabins, curated by designer Linda Bergroth. Up to 12 guests can book a cabin for the night and during the day the installation is open for the public to visit.
The meaning of home is explored at the Finnish Institute in Germany through measures of art and science from a spatial, physical and social perspective. Finnish artist Tuomas A. Laitinen and a German architect collective raumolaborberlin create an installation for the project,
which will cover the issues of bio- and energy politics and the vision of home during a postfossil era. The theme is also studied in the MOBILE HOME donnerstags event series.
The Finnish Institute in London passes Finnish wood building know-how on to architecture students of the University of Westminster. The main goal of the venture is to create opportunities for sustainable and innovative wood building. The Finnish Institute in London brings Finnish wood know-how to architecture students at the University of Westminster under the guidance of Finnish architect Sami Rintala. The project
aims to create brand new opportunities for sustainable and innovative wood design.
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux’s Mobile Home project focuses on homelessness. Artist Anssi Pulkkinen’s work Street View (Reassembled) I-III takes a home destroyed in the Syrian war, positing it from news imagery into our everyday European reality.
All four Mobile Home projects are showcased in Finland during the year 2017.
Mobile Home timetable:
25 January – 6 May: Paris, France: Institut Finlandais
26 January–7 July 2017: Berlin, Germany: Georgenstraße 24
21 April: Brussels, Belgium: BOZAR Centre for fine Arts, Rue Ravensteinstraat 23
June 2017: London, UK: University of Westminster in London
4 June: Brussels, Belgium: Central Plaza (Rue de Loxum 25, 1000 Brussels), near the main train station (Gare Centrale)
August 2017: Helsinki, Finland: The White Hall in the Tori Quarters
September 2017: Helsinki, Finland: Habitare Showroom