Hietalahti. An aerial view of the everchanging urban islands of Helsinki.
Imagine immersing yourself in environmental data as you discover the intricate architectures of environmental sensing that surround us. The Environmental Audiotour presents Helsinki and Vallisaari in the form of environmental data. The narrating voice takes us through different spaces and sites of the past and future: real and imagined stories unfold in unison with elemental forces in the urban environment, from water to air and from land to fire. The narrator draws our attention to the transforming energy and ecological landscapes as we move through different ’islands’ in the city.
The Environmental Audiotour consists of six audiostories that can be experienced in the South Harbour near the Lyypekinlaituri (1st), in Vallisaari at the ruins of the old Weather Station (2nd), in Hietalahti (3rd), in the Kaisaniemi Botanical Garden (4th and 5th) and in Sörnäinen near the Uniarts Academy of Fine Arts – as well as online.