IHME Helsinki is bringing together the worlds of art and science in the time of climate crisis and biodiversity loss. The annual public commission by an internationally recognised artist continues to be the core of the programme. In addition to that IHME Helsinki produces 4-6 events every year in collaboration with art and scientific instutions. IHME Helsinki aims at carbon neutrality in all its activities.

The IHME Helsinki commission 2020 by artist Jana Winderen will be postponed until August 2021. Winderen wants to draw our attention to the state of the Baltic Sea.

In 2021 there will be two commissions as both the commission for 2020 and 2021 will be realised for the audiences to be experienced.

The coronavirus epidemic and Finnish Government measures to slow its spread may cause changes in the programme.

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IHME’s Baltic Sea event – Listening Through the Dead Zones -kick off

Saturday, August 22 at 10:00-15:00, Rowing Stadium, Merikannontie 4

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Talks can be found on IHME’s YouTube channel >>

10-12  Clean Beach – communal beach clean-up around Rowing Stadium. Register >>

12:15-12:30 IHME Helsinki Commission 2020 artist Jana Winderen’s message, IHME’s Executive Director, curator Paula Toppila outlines IHME’s current activities

12:30-12:45 Baltic Sea Calculator, researcher Seppo Knuuttila, SYKE

12:45-13:00 Baltic Sea Action for Biodiversity programme, Content Director Laura Höijer, BSAG

13:00-13:30 An example of citizen’s observation, Sailor and adventurer Kari “Ruffe” Nurmi

13:30-13:45 On citizen’s observations in Baltic Sea research, researcher Jyri Tirroniemi, SYKE

13:45 #IHMEmeriteko competition winner prize award


The event is free and open to all in line with safer space principles – come as you are.

The Rowing Stadium has a ramp for wheelchair users. There is a barrier-free WC in the area.

There is limited parking space nearby. Come by bike, on foot or by public transport!

If it is not possible for the event to be held live because of COVID-19 restrictions, the talks will be streamed online.

The safety of the event is important to us. We comply with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and observe safe distancing and hygiene. Please do not attend if you are unwell. Thank you.

In accordance with the instructions of Ministry of Education and Culture and Finnish institute for health and welfare, we ask event participants to leave their contact information to be able to track the infection chain if needed. Information is not used to any other purpose and will be deleted after the time needed for infection tracking.

Details subject to alteration.

IHME Project 2018: screening of the artist Henrik Håkansson’s film THE BEETLE.

Saturday, August 22 at 16:00, Kiasma Theatre, Mannerheiminaukio 2

The screening accompanies Mika Vainio’s 50 Hz exhibition at Kiasma. More about the Project >>

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IHME and AMPI present two filmmakers: Shahi Derky and Mariangela Pluchino

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10:00-12:00 Kino Regina, Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4

In collaboration with the Academy of Moving People and Images.

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10.00 Coffee and vegan smoothie served for those who have registered by September 25th in the lobby outside Kino Regina

10.30 Welcoming words, Paula Toppila, Executive Director, IHME Helsinki, Erol Mintas, Founder and Director of AMPI, and artist Tellervo Kalleinen, AMPI advisor

10.40 Shahi Derky: Leftovers, duration 11 min

10.55 Mariangela Pluchino: Leonarda, duration 15 min

11.10 Discussion moderated by Tellervo Kalleinen with filmmakers Shahi Derky (present via Zoom) and Mariangela Pluchino, questions from the audience

12.00 Event ends

The event is freeand open to all in line with safer space principles – come as you are.

Come by bike, on foot or by public transport. Oodi’s Contact info here >>  Accessibility info here >>

The safety of the event is important to us. We comply with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and observe safe distancing and hygiene. We recommend the use of face masks. Please, do not attend if you are unwell. Thank you.

Towards ecologically sustainable art institutional practise – Ecoseminar

Thursday, November 19, time to be announced later, HAM seminar room, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8

What have we learned about ecological sustainability and carbon neutrality in the work of an art institution so far and what might be the next steps? What kind of structural changes should take place in the society at large in order to make it easier to obtain sustainable practises e.g. in residency programmes and art production? Seminar will take place at Helsinki Art Museum HAM seminar space and it will be streamed online.

In collaboration with Mustarinda, HIAP- Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.