Briefly in English
In recent years, we have seen a lot of temporary activities in Kalasatama, like Container Square, urban culture, graffiti, skating, Sompasauna and various events. We want to preserve the spirit of this Kalasatama, which has brought the much needed freedom to the city center. We want to create space for self-reliance, collaboration, art, culture, and people. Try, what we can achieve together.
And thus Kalasataman Vapaakaupunki, Free City of Kalasatama, was born.
In the first phase of Kalasataman Vapaakaupunki Suvilahti will become a new urban oasis for two months (18 May – 15 July). Respecting the heritage of the area it is built using containers, which adapt to the scene of various events. In addition to the containers, there are also barbecue facilities and a park with urban gardening.
Kalasataman Vapaakaupunki is for us all. There anyone can arrange an event free of charge, as long as it’s open, free and fits with the values and spirit of Vapaakaupunki. We also help with the arrangements and offer for example electricity, audio technology and also a sound technician for the event organisers free of charge.
Anyone can go to the Kalasataman Vapaakaupunki any time. Even if there is no program there, you can go for a picnic or just to spend a summer day there. We also offer grills for use when there are events happening in Vapaakaupunki.
We also organize the program, like workshops in Vapaakaupunki. What will happen there is still a little surprise to us too, because we want to leave room for improvisation. If you have any suggestions about what Vapaakaupunki should definitely do, let us know!
Kalasataman Vapaakaupunki / Helsinki Urban Art ry. In cooperation with Redi.