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Welcome to the Island of Trojan Horses!


  • Harald Herlin Learning Centre Otaniementie 9 02150 Espoo Helsinki (map)

The exhibition is based on the Trojan Horse Summer School 2017 titled CLIMATE CHANGE OF WORK. This was a second season of the Trojan Horse summer school, circulating around the topic of work. The point was to rethink the everyday work-life, asking questions: What does work mean? Who has the power to decide what is counted as work? How can we re-organise our day to day life so that it would create new structures of feeling and meaning as well as new structures of work? Can work be therapy? The exhibition poses these questions, amongst others, to the visitor to take further.

The summer school was led by design researchers, curators, artists, farmers, architects and writers, and the course hosted fifteen Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students from architecture, fashion design, interior and furniture design, graphic and service design from Aalto University, Lahti Institute of Design, University of Lapland and the Tallinn Academy of Fine Arts. There were also students from Kaliningrad, Chicago and Berlin. The school was organised by the Finnish Design Summer School association, which was established in 2016 by architect Kaisa Karvinen, graphic designer and researcher Tommi Vasko, and writer Ida Kukkapuro.

Curated by Ksenia Kaverina and the Trojan Horse collective

Exhibition architecture: Eilo Hatakka, Kaisa Karvinen

Graphic design: Tommi Vasko

Earlier Event: October 4
Living Room