The pilot phase of Central Park Archives will culminate in a public walk in Helsinki's Central Park on 24.9.2020, 16:00-18:00.
Visitors can experience the archive on-site, by walking in the forest. Artists Susanna Ånäs and Ali Akbar Mehta, in collaboration with Arun Ganesh from Mapbox, have developed a locative map interface for accessing the collections. With aerial photos from previous decades, the map interface also makes visible the changes od the park area and its surroundings.
The first collections include Allotment Stories, Flying Squirrel Mating Games, General Plan 2050 Protests and a selection of Maunulan Sanomat newspaper stories on the Central Park. The collections of sounds and photographs were edited by Kalle Kuisma, Iida Nissinen and Minna Tarkka with contributions from Susanna Pitkänen and Antti Viren.
Central Park Archives sound walk
Thursday, September 24, 16:00-18:00
Continuous minibus transportation from Maunula House (Metsäpurontie 4) to walk venue and back. Herb tea, coffee and lingonberry pie serving at the Maunula allotment gardens.
Annet Dekker, Susanna Ånäs and Ali Akbar Mehta will discuss the project right after the walk in the Rehearsing Hospitalities online programme by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.