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Posted on kesäkuu 15th, 2007 in by kirm01

Megapolis2022  – Environmental problems are solved in cities

At the end of the week on Saturday 13.10.2007 over thousands of people are expected to meet and discuss global environmental issues in Vanha Ylioppilastalo in  the heart of Helsinki.

This year the rallying topic of our event is CONSUMPTION IN AN URBAN CONTEXT and its related themes: what is and should be the role of a consumer? Instead of income policy should politicians debate instead on defining environmentally-based prices for products?The choices we make on a daily basis have big cumulative effects, either negative or positive. While mass consumerism still dominates, new trends have started to taken hold with organic quality products, shared experiences and green values developing and growing. How will the new urban consumerism change our world?Megapolis2022-festival will bring together people to discuss the  cornerstones themes of our time and our future : consumption, environmental issues and urban development. For a day Vanha Ylioppilastalo will be filled with seminars, urban art installations and documentaries.The day opens at 11.00 with a presentation by HeHe, a Paris based art and designpartnership set up in 1999 by Interactive Architects Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen . This seminar is in English, so read more!

DODO’s Main Seminar will consist of Kirsi Piha (Editorialist, former MP) , Maria Veitola (Radio Host), Risto Penttilä (Director of the Business and Policy Forum EVA), Ilona Hyötyläinen (Fashion Designer), Riitta Nieminen-Sundell (Sociologist), Osmo Soininvaara
(MP) and Father Mitro (Orthodox Clergyman) who will discuss their consumption’s beliefs and habits. “Solutions for sustainable consumption” will be introduced by Tuomas Toivonen (Architect-DJ), Liisa Jokinen (Journalist, Blogger), Alex Nieminen (Business
Leader) and the Speaker of the Parliament Sauli Niinistö.

The City Seminar is organized by Oranssi (Housing Collective). Thoughts about urban space and living will be presented by Silvia Modig , Tuomas ”Stuba” Nikula (Director Cable Factory), Touko Renko (Musician) and Maija Anttila (
Member of 
Helsinki City Council).
The marquee event of Megapolis2022-Festival will be a concert with DJ Makelove, DJ Rideon as well as bands Maria Gasolina, Trio Tetris and RinneRadio. People can also enjoy storytelling from far-away urban places around an Urban Camp Fire. Welcome!

Megapolis2022 is an urban environmental festival organized for the second time this year.  The 2007 edition of our program will be mostly in Finnish. But wait for  Megapolis2023 !!!! Next autumn we will present an international program.

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