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Wed 6.9.2023  /  Aalto-yliopisto kandidaattikeskus  /  Espoo

Helsinki Design Week
PechaKucha Night at Aalto 6.9.

Helsinki Design Week Tickets

Helsinki Design Week will be held on 8.–17. September 2023

The programme of the largest design and architecture festival in the Nordic countries includes over a hundred events. Included are exhibitions and installations, a PechaKucha Night and other presentations, parties, sales events, open doors, fashion shows, and so much more for both the general public and professionals in the field. Most of Helsinki Design Week’s events are free of charge.

In 2023, the main event venue for the festival will be the Merikortteli in Punavuori. The sixth-floor Main Exhibition, curated by Ulla Koskinen, will showcase a great everyday life. The exhibition stage will feature a daily changing programme of discussion that offers interesting perspectives for professionals, students and the general public. The ground-floor exhibition spaces will present content from a diverse group of designers. There will also be a pop-up wine bar serving customers during the Main Exhibition.

The fast-paced PechaKucha Night is based on the presentation format of Klein & Dytham, an architectural firm from Tokyo, where speakers have only 20 images and 20 seconds per image. A lot can be said in six minutes and forty seconds. Over the years, Helsinki Design Week has featured inspiring speeches on topics such as gardens, fonts, the climate crisis, spas, road signs, new materials, structural racism, and dessert trends.

Helsinki Design Week will organize PechaKucha Night in collaboration with Aalto University in Otaniemi on September 6. It will take place in a lecture hall designed by Alvar Aalto. The PechaKucha Night is part of the opening celebrations for the Designs for a Cooler Planet student exhibition. The event will feature ten inspiring speakers from creative fields. The presentations will be in English.

Read more and follow Helsinki Design Week:

Explore the full programme of Helsinki Design Week, the Main Exhibition's partners, and the daily speaker here.

Learn more about PechaKucha Night with Aalto University here.

Learn more about Helsinki Design Night here

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Helsinki Design Week tickets may not be resold, and the festival's brand may not be used for company marketing unless agreed upon separately with the festival organizer.

The contact information of ticket buyers will be collected for event-related communications. Photography and videography may take place at Helsinki Design Week events for festival communication and marketing purposes.

Helsinki Design Week follows the instructions and regulations of authorities in organizing the festival. Changes may occur in the festival programme and other arrangements, which will be promptly communicated. Cancellations or schedule changes of individual performers, companies, or speakers are not grounds for ticket refunds or compensation.

Age limit: All ages
Time: at 18:00-20:00

Ticket usage

A daily ticket for the main exhibition entitles you to one entry on the day of your choice. The festival's main exhibition consists of several spaces and tickets are read at their doors. Tickets are not exchanged for wristbands, so please keep your ticket safe for the entire visit.

The All Days ticket for the Main Exhibition allows entry to the Main Exhibition on every open day. Tickets are not exchanged for wristbands, so please keep your ticket safe throughout the entire event. A daily ticket can be upgraded to an All Days ticket on-site at the Main Exhibition ticket sales counter, where you will only pay the price difference.

The PechaKucha Night at Aalto ticket entitles you to enter the PechaKucha Night event on September 6, 2023.

The PechaKucha Night at Aalto and Main Exhibition (1 day) combo ticket entitles you to entry to the PechaKucha Night at Aalto event as well as one entry to the Main Exhibition on the day of your choice. 

The PechaKucha Night at Aalto and Main Exhibition (all days) combo ticket entitles you to entry to the PechaKucha Night at Aalto event and entry to the to the Main Exhibition on every open day.

Children under 18 have free admission to the Helsinki Design Week Main Exhibition and PechaKucha Night. Free admission tickets should be obtained in advance through Tiketti.

Tickets will be checked at the festival's main exhibition and PechaKucha Night. A maximum of six (6) tickets per customer is allowed. The ticket reservation period is 2 days. By purchasing a ticket, you commit to presenting the necessary evidence as required.

Opening hours for the Main Exhibition:
Wed 13.9. - Fri 15.9. at 14.00-20:00
Sat 16.9. - Sun 17.9. at 12:00-20:00
Merikortteli, Pursimiehenkatu 29A 6th floor, 00150 Helsinki

PechaKucha Night at Aalto:
6.9.2023 at 18:00-20:00
Aalto University Kandidaattikeskus, Otakaari 1 B-Hall, 02150 Espoo

Helsinki Design Night:
Sat 19.6. at 21:00-23:30
Merikortteli, Pursimiehenkatu 29A 6.krs, 00150 Helsinki

21:00 DJ JVS
22:00 My Friend MELO LIVE
22:50 gem-K LIVE

Aalto-yliopisto kandidaattikeskus
Otakaari 1, B-sali, 02150, Espoo