Books:
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Helsinki Beyond Dreams (2012) is a book about new grassroots innovations and urban culture in Helsinki. The book offers inspiring stories written by a culturally varied group of urban activists, thinkers and artists – illustrated by vivid imagery. Edited by Hella Hernberg and published by Urban Dream Management, the book is part of the official program of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.
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Hella Hernberg’s master’s thesis for architecture, titled Urban Dream Management (2008), discusses the role of temporary uses and events in revitalising abandoned urban spaces, and new forms of public participation and innovation in urban development. The work gave a start to the UDM practice in 2009.
»Click on the image to read the book online.

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Selected articles:
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A city by co-design (2014). Published in: Jokinen, Liisa (ed): Finnish Design Yearbook 2014-2015. Helsinki: Design Forum Finland.

An article about how new design tools help create possibilities for citizen engagement in city development and activity. »Read article

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New Deal: Architecture in Times of Change and Scarcity (2013). Published in: Kauste, Juulia (ed): Transformation towards a Sustainable Future. Helsinki: Museum of Finnish Architecture. pp. 20-27.

The article discusses the problematics of scarce material resources in today’s built environment, and how we could find ways to better utilise existing buildings and spaces.

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A city in the grip of change (2011). Published in: Hagelstam, Katja; Visser, Pietke; Lamppu, Eva: 20+12 muotoilutarinaa Helsingistä / 20+12 Design Stories from Helsinki. Helsinki: WSOY. pp. 170-171

A story about recent breakthrough of urban culture in helsinki in a book that presents interviews and mini-essays by a range of Helsinki-based creative professionals.

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“Wau-toiminta” on Helsingin salainen ase (“Wow actions” are the secret weapon of Helsinki) (2012). Article about the potentials of the temporary use of vacant industrial buildings, introducing the L3 warehouse in Helsinki.
In Sarana (Hinge) – a publication by Helsinki Economic Development / Creative Metropolitan Region.

Text: Hella Hernberg, Timo Hyppönen, Tuomas Siitonen. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Dear Mark: A Letter from Helsinki (2011). A story of emerging urban culture in Helsinki, with personal impressions on the city’s ongoing urban transformations.

Published in Mark #35 (Dec 11 / Jan 12). Text and photos Hella Hernberg.
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From Shrinking Cities to Rural Dreams (2010). Published in DOUBLE HAPPY: (8+8=19) Views on Architecture in Finland and China, a new review published by Newly Drawn and edited by OK Do. Text: Hella Hernberg. Photography: Hella Hernberg and Timo Tuomas.
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Kohti Unelmien Kaupunkia / Towards the City of our Dreams. The article discusses temporariness and change as a resource for the city. Published in the Finnish architectural review ARK 2/2009. Text and photos: Hella Hernberg.
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