snowballarchitecture.fi [website no longer working! see SNOWBALL tag] already posted a glimpse of the ‘SNOWVALL Helsinki dim sum at NOW’-party which followed the SNOWBALL Helsinki seminar and Pan Jian Feng 潘剑锋’s lecture & opening.
MovingCities introduces music – warm, mellow, dub, folk, post-rock – by Tuomas Toivonen [FI] and LinDi 林 笛 [CN].
The SNOWBALL party was hosted by and at NOW‘s former studio space in Kamppi. Solid drinks and steamed-buns merged into an interesting Sino-Suomi blend of stylishness.
NOW for Architecture and Urbanism is headed by Tuomas Toivonen & Nene Tsuboi. In the past Tuomas’s band ‘Giant Robot’ created the urban anthem “Helsinki Rock City” [youtube! watch it! remix it!], and recently released “New Utopia” [vimeo! watch it!], putting the beats and raps under Ebenezer Howard, Le Corbusier and the Garden City:
utopias have always been proposed
rationality and discipline
to build better cities
for people to live in
rewind to Fourier and Ledoux
town planning becomes a tool
Joining in, on the eve of the Chinese new year eve, was LinDi 林 笛 [co-founder of the Chinese band Cold Fairyland (see youtube channel)], from Shanghai. She plays keyboards, pipa & sings the lead vocals. Check out their Mirror Theater | 摹仿剧场 [youtube!]. Next to dancing and drinking, some of us were getting ready for the event at Chinese New Year Lasipalatsi Square next day.
Pictures by movingcities.org