VUOSAARI 21 – Tracing good life

Art, culture and free events in the Vuosaari area throughout the fall of 2021

Klockriketetatern, KOM-theatre and the Finnish Museum of Photography have been collaborating around different art and culture experiences in the Vuosaari area for the past six years. Together with local people and organizations we have been exploring the secrets of a good life.  

This polymorphous collaboration manifests as an arts and culture festival in Vuosaari in the fall of 2021.

In October 2021 we released a publication that collects some of the material we have been working with during the Vuosaari 21 project.




All of the events are free of charge and open for everyone!


August 15 | Dances with trees
Vuosaari 21 Autumn Festival opening

at 4–5 pm in Lokkisaarenpuisto, Vuosaari

An ode to nature, connection, listening and shared joy. The mossy birches, the robust pinewoods, the persistent junipers, the curved willows and the slightly sorrowful spruces invite us to a dance. The songs of the wind and the birds mix together with the mellow tunes of harp, contrabase, saxophone, harmonium and percussions. Aerial dancers soar off the branches of the surrounding trees. 

The venue of the performance is located outside, so please dress according to the weather. Due to the difficult landscape of the park, the event is not accessible by wheelchair. The event is organized following the latest Covid-regulations.


October 1 | Premiere of the short film Päähenkilöt

At 6 pm in Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2, Vuosaari

"I sit here. Always. This pond is my living room"

In the northern part of Vuosaari, near the old mall, there's a pond. More often than not, a group of people gathers here. All of their paths leading to the pond have been very different. The Vuosaari 21 team wanted to get to kow the and hear their stories. As it got colder, the storytellig continued at a local pub.

Based on this we created the short film Päähenkilöt, the Protagonists, i which these humane life stories are told by a half fictional character, the so-called jaitor of the pond.


October 11 - 31 | Vyöhyke V | Zon V | Tsooni V | Зона B | Aagga V | V منطقة

At the old Vuosaari High School, Vuosaarentie 7

Abandoned spaces, lost spaces, found spaces, spaces in between.
A familiar, unknown area and state of mind, constantly changing.
Zone V is a journey to the past, the present and the future,
to different lives and realities.
Zone V is a journey to inner spectacles on the stages of the mind!

A multisensory site sensitive exhibition & performance is a collaboration with the artist collective KOKIMO. It is inspired by the stories, feelings and realities of the local people in Vuosaari – and by the old school building itself.

Premere: October 11, 2021
Performances: October 14-31,2021 – thurs, fri, sat at 6 pm & 8 pm, sun at 8 pm
Duration: 1,5 h
Language: multilingual/wordless

The audience moves in the space like during an exhibition.
The performance takes place inside and there will be informaton available in different languages.
The space is wheelchair accessible.

The performance is free of charge, but please book your ticket in advance.


November 21 | World premiere for the choir piece Kangaslammen rannat at the Vuosaari Light Festival

Sunday November 21 at 4-7 pm
Around the Kangaslampi lake

The Light Festival in November is a Vuosaari tradition! We gather to celebrate the darkest time of the year.

This is the final part of the Vuosaari 21 Autumn Festival, and an ending to our six year project around community art in the area. As we say our goodbyes and prepare to let go, we are also looking forward to the new light of the spring. Thank you to each and everyone who has been a part of Vuosaari 21!


4-6:30 pm Light workshop with Laura Pokela, registration starting 3:45 | at the Ilveskorpi park

4:30 pm Kangaslammen rannat – choir performance, Klockriketeatern & Discantus | at the Ilveskorpi park

5:30 Music: Lammen taikaa – Kaisa Siirala, saxophone & the Discantus choir | at the Ilveskorpi park

6:30 pm Kangaslammen rannat – choir performance, Klockriketeatern & Discantus | at the Ilveskorpi park

+ Art pavilions by the Kangaslampi lake, reflecting the memories and hopes of the local people in Vuosaari.

The event is free of charge and suitable for the whole family! Please remember to dress warmly and according to the weather.