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Critical Environmental Data: The Environmental Audiotour

11.6 - 30.9 — In six location in Helsinki and online

Imagine immersing yourself in data as you discover the intricate architectures of environmental sensing that surround us.

The Environmental Audiotour takes us through different spaces and sites of Helsinki and Vallisaari, their past and future. Real and speculative stories unfold together with elemental forces in the extended urban environment, from water to air and from land to energy. The stories draw our attention to the ecological landscapes as we move through different ’islands’ in the city.  

Written by Jussi Parikka, Paolo Patelli, and May Ee Wong, 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.

Critical Environmental Data is a transdisciplinary research group that focuses on the interaction of aesthetics, digital culture, and worlds of environmental damage. Part of Aarhus University in Denmark, the group conducts research and participates in international curatorial projects in art and design in order to address architectures and infrastructures of environmental data. The group investigates forms of sensing and aesthetics as well as spaces and places of data and environmental change. The project is led by Jussi Parikka.

The audiotour can be experienced on-site or online during 11.6. – 17.9.

You can listen to the stories in English or in Finnish.

Listen to the episodes in English here!

Read the texts in English here!