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August goes WEIRD

In August CreativeMornings explores the WEIRD. The theme was chosen by the CreativeMornings Austin chapter and illustrated by Will Bryant.

In Helsinki we will be joined by Marco Casagrande, an anarchist architect, who will to talk to us about urban architecture and the fine line between destruction and construction. A professional soldier turned architect Marco Casagrande has personal experience on how things can take intriguing turns when something man made turns into ruins and finally becomes a part of nature.

Marco’s works move between architecture and art embracing terms such as third generation cities and urban acupuncture. He is inspired by nature – also the human nature.

July's theme is LOVE

CreativeMornings/Helsinki will be having a summer break during July, but don’t despair… we’ll be back in August! Meanwhile, the rest of the CreativeMornings community will be pondering on the theme of love… What is love? Why don’t you find out how the other cities responded to the theme.

The theme was chosen by our Ljubljana chapter and illustrated by Lucy Engelman. This theme is presented globally by Wix. This month, 148 cities will participate in advancing our understanding of love by tapping into the richness of diversity in worldviews within our community.

It's June and REETA KRONER tells us about being BROKEN

Reeta Kroner is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. She has been clean and sober for 2,5 years. She was wondering how she could ever look anybody in the eye after the way she had treated herself and everybody around her. Asking for help took both courage and humbleness. But she realized that being honest and facing all the painful things she had done was the only way to start building a new life.

Here is the teaser of the talk:

Full talk can be found here.

May is all about REALITY with JAMIE MACDONALD

This month’s theme is REALITY. It was chosen by our CM friends all the way from Belo Horizonte, illustrated by the talented New York-based British Craig Ward and presented by our amazing global partner Shutterstock.

The speaker here in Helsinki will be JAMIE MACDONALD. He is a Canadian artist who’s been living in Finland for 14 years. He started in theatre, went to performance art, and is now doing stand-up comedy and games. To him REALITY is a social phenomenon: we’ve decided what is real together.


The event is on Friday 27th of May at Design Museum 8.30-10.00AM.


April and RISK

April brings along with it RISK as the global theme of CreativeMornings.

The event in Helsinki is held 8.30-10.00AM on Friday the 29th at Design Museum. Welcome all!

The theme was chosen by CreativeMornings/Munich and illustrated by the very talented Berlin-based Andreas Preis. The theme is presented by our amazing global partner FreshBooks.

Pekka Salokannel and CHANGE

Our this months speaker, Pekka Salokannel, is not only an amazing 3D pioneer but also a regular attendee of CreativeMornings/Helsinki.

Having inhabited the richly varied worlds or industrial design, education and the broader ‘maker’ community our clever speaker Pekka Salokannel knows a thing or two about these perpetually shifting sands. He opens interesting doors to us about the exponential nature of growth in this digital age and how change polarises populations. 

Come to Design Museum on Friday the 18th and hear Pekka explain why the only real constant we know is change. Maybe he’ll even share some tools to help us plot the ‘path to now’. It will be all about CHANGE. Welcome! 

Our global community keeps on growing

We at CreativeMornings/Helsinki are so proud to be part of the growing CreativeMornings family! 

Everyone is creative. Everyone is welcome. 


This month’s theme is ETHICS and our speaker has founded a company called Ethica - a bit of an obvious choice, you may think. Anne Raudaskoski’s path however isn’t obvious at all: she is a modern dancer turned sustainability consultant. How did that happen?

Come and listen how she challenges us to be ethical not only at work but also off duty. At 8.30AM on 26th of February at Design Museum. 



The second theme of this year is ETHICS. Who will talk to us about ethics? That will be shared later during this month.

The event begins at 8.30AM on February 26th at Design Museum.


This fresh illustration of the theme chosen by our friends at CreativeMornings/Madrid is done by CESS.