Architecture Outside the Box

Group of friends, neighbours, sauna group, band, commune, basketball team, reading group…  

What could we do together? We are looking for local communities based in the capital region to try something new with. 

The museums are offering funding and support for grassroots activity. Together we will carry out a local project based on the communities’ ideas. 

Architects design buildings and the environment that are used by everyone in their daily lives. Have you thought about what places and buildings are important to you? Who makes architecture? Who is allowed to discuss architecture? 

The Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum Helsinki have launched an initiative called Architecture Outside the Box. The aim of the initiative is to get to know the local communities based in the capital region and collaborate with them outside of the museum buildings. We want to learn how the museum can support the local communities. 

Help us find local communities

Who do you spend time with? Where do you spend your time? Are you part of a community? Do you know a local community we could collaborate with? Tell it to us via our questionnaire. 

Answer the Architecture Outside the Box -initiative’s questionnaire here.

Architecture Outside the Box -initiative goes outside the museum’s walls

Come join us for a conversation about your neighborhood, architecture, and the local communities that hold significance for you. The Architecture Outside the Box initiative is hosting pop-up meetings across the capital region at the following locations: 

Place: Kanneltalo, Kannelmäki Helsinki 
Time: Saturday March 9th, 2024, at 13–16.00  

Place: Myyrmäki library, Myyrmäki Vantaa  
Time: Monday March 11th, 2024, at 14–19.00  

Place: Vuotalo, Vuosaari Helsinki 
Time: Saturday March 16th, 2024, at 13–16.00  

Place: Sello library, Leppävaara Espoo 
Time: Monday March 18th, 2024, at 14–19.00 

Place: Tikkurila library, Tikkurila Vantaa 
Time: Saturday March 18th, 2024, at 13–15.30 

Welcome to discuss with us! 

Join the communication channel of the initiative 

Would you like to hear more about the Architecture Outside the Box -initiative? You can join the initiative’s mailing list via this form. On the mailing list we will inform you about the latest news regarding the initiative via email. On the mailing list we will additionally inform about the future services and events targeted at local communities and people interested in their built environment. 

Join the Architecture Outside the Box -initiative’s mailing list here.

Do you have questions regarding the Architecture Outside the Box -initiative? You can email the initiative’s project worker Matti Jänkälä at