Contemporary Design


by Soli Uutera
Wooden stool in front of a residential building

My feral artefact Invitation takes place in a small park Apollonpuistikko in Etu-Töölö, Helsinki. The park is located on top of a small hill and is surrounded by other buildings, one of them being my own apartment. It consists of a small grass field surrounded by a low fence. Around the grass field there is 9 benches in a row that seem to be facing towards the middle of the park. The whole place is filled with straight lines and angular corners, leaving very little space for nature to find its own form. That doesn’t seem to be the point though as the park is made to perfectly fit in the centre of the buildings, seemingly offering a piece of nature for the people and dogs living nearby. Sometimes coming off as hostile, mostly because of the simplicity and emptiness while sometimes even welcoming, there is a lot to unravel.

A stool in front of a cluster of residential buildings
A large tree in a residential square leaning to the left, on the left of iit is a blue chair and on the right a wooden stool
A blue chair and wooden stool ”sitting” on a bench
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