Lähiöfest – festival of neighbourhoods has been for us the project that has taught us the most: how to fund, organise, create program and, especially, how to inspire different communities to join. It has been organised bi-annually since 2015 in four different cities in Finland. This year we are developing Lähiöfest into an incubator that we hope can enable local communities to find new partners for their own initiatives.
Pictured is one project, a pop up restaurant from Lähiöfest2017 in Helsinki. The restaurant was created through cross-sectoral collaboration, and it raised in one day more than 10000€ for youth.