16.30-18.00:
Building culture and community
Keskustakirjasto Oodi
Julien Beller, Pauliina Seppälä, Kai Huotari, 
Language: english
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Our main guest, Julien Beller is an architect and urban activist.
Since 2010 he is the director of Le 6b, a 7000 sqm office building reconverted into an artist run residency and event space located in Saint-Denis, a poor Parisian suburb. 6B has been showing the way in Paris area as a new type of cultural space. A collectively run art space dedicated to help creation in a socially conscious way. The 6B has become famous for its electro music parties. It has also been used as recording studio by a-list artists.
As an architect Julien Beller works in the collective in charge of renovating one of the most famous squares in Paris: la Place de la Bastille.

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Julien Beller, 6B Director
Julien Beller is an architect and urban activist.
Since 2010 he is the director of Le 6b, a 7000 sqm office building reconverted into an artist run residency and event space located in Saint-Denis, a poor Parisian suburb. 6B has been showing the way in Paris area as a new type of cultural space. A collectively run art space dedicated to help creation in a socially conscious way. The 6B has become famous for its electro music parties. It has also been used as recording studio by a-list artists.
As an architect Julien Beller works in the collective in charge of renovating one of the most famous squares in Paris: la Place de la Bastille.

http://www.le6b.fr/author/beller/


Pauliina Seppälä, Yhteismaa, Mesenaatti.me
Pauliina Seppälä is trained in social sciences, and her work concentrates on building participatory society via the association Yhteismaa and the crowdfunding platform Mesenaatti.me. Yhteismaa is known for its social, co-created events and platforms, including the recycling festival Siivouspäivä (Cleaning Day), the Dinner Under the Sky dinner events, and Nappinaapuri.fi neighborhood communication platform. 


Kai Huotari, ceo Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitalo
Kai Huotari has diverse academical background: an engineer, a doctor in economics, an ma in the arts. Since 2015 he has been the director of operations at Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitalo, a private company commissioned by the city to manage Kaapelitehdas and the Suvilahti area.

The Cable Factory is the largest cultural center in Finland. It houses 3 museums, 10 galleries, dance theatres, art schools, artists, bands and companies. Unique spaces are also available for rent on a short-term basis to stage concerts, exhibitions, festivals and fairs. Around 900 people work at the Cable Factory on a daily basis, and each year nearly 340,000 people attend special events


Kirsi Kaunisharju, Counselor for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of education and culture
Kirsi Kaunisharju, M.A., has worked in the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture since 2007. Her responsibilities include the municipal and regional administration as well as the development of creative industries. Previously she has worked for Aluehallinto (Regional State Administrative Agency) and for different cultural and artistic organizations both in the private and public sectors.  She has also worked in different working committees both in the Nordic and EU levels.


Christine Langinauer is a curator, writer and researcher based in Helsinki, Finland. She is currently working as planner at the Culture for All service, a service that promotes accessibility, diversity and equal treatment within the arts and culture field. Between 2016-2018 she worked as a producer at the Academy of Fine Arts / University of the Arts Helsinki and during the years 2014-2015 Langinauer was acting executive director of the Pro Artibus Art Foundation.
http://www.kulttuuriakaikille.fi/