IHME School


  • IHME-koulu Helsingin Diakoniaopistossa / IHME Shool in Helsinki Diakonia College. Kuva/Photo: Heidi Savilakso-Saatsi, Outi Koivisto, Hanna Rantala

  • IHME-koulu Helsingin Diakoniaopistossa / IHME Shool in Helsinki Diakonia College. Kuva/Photo: Heidi Savilakso-Saatsi, Outi Koivisto, Hanna Rantala

  • IHME-koulu Helsingin Diakoniaopistossa / IHME Shool in Helsinki Diakonia College. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

  • IHME-koulu Helsingin Diakoniaopistossa / IHME Shool in Helsinki Diakonia College. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

  • IHME Re-Action Kannelmäen nuorisotalolla / IHME Re-Action in Kannelmäki Youth Centre. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

  • IHME Re-Action Kannelmäen nuorisotalolla / IHME Re-Action in Kannelmäki Youth Centre. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

  • IHME Re-Action Kannelmäen nuorisotalolla / IHME Re-Action in Kannelmäki Youth Centre. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

  • IHME-kouluprojekti Rauman freinetkoulussa / IHME School in Rauma Freinet School. Kuva/Photo: Titus Verhe

  • IHME-kouluprojekti Rauman freinetkoulussa / IHME School in Rauma Freinet School. Kuva/Photo: Titus Verhe

  • IHME-kouluprojekti Rauman freinetkoulussa / IHME School in Rauma Freinet School. Kuva/Photo: Titus Verhe

  • IHME-kouluprojekti Arabian peruskoulussa / IHME School in Arabia Comprehensive School. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

  • IHME-kouluprojekti Arabian peruskoulussa / IHME School in Arabia Comprehensive School. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

  • IHME-kouluprojekti Arabian peruskoulussa / IHME School in Arabia Comprehensive School. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

  • IHME-kouluprojekti Arabian peruskoulussa / IHME School in Arabia Comprehensive School. Kuva/Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

Welcome to IHME School! IHME School consists of educational art projects and workshops. The Festival collaborates with the Youth Department of Helsinki, schools, universities and other similar partners, and produces programs for different target groups to open up the content of contemporary art. Art education project themes are based on the annual IHME Project content. If you are interested in co-operation with IHME please contact katja.koskela(at)ihmefestival.fi

IHME School 2015 has started with two projects: Liars’ Club and IHME School Project. More information on other collaboration projects later.


Liars’ Club

In January-February, the visual artist Kari Cavén is running a joint project by IHME and the City of Helsinki Youth Department. Cavén’s Liars’ Club is an open event to be held in 3-5 Youth Centres, in which young people identify amazing objects. After the event, the objects identified will go on a tour of museums, where members of the public will be able to view the objects and explore the young people’s stories. The tour will take in at least the National Museum of Finland, Design Museum and the Museum of Technology. Exact times and places will be announced later. Kari Cavén is inspired by the project and says: “The unknown was invented so you can leap into it.”


IHME School Project

A joint School Project by IHME and students on the Master´s degree programme in Art Education at Aalto University has also begun at North Tapiola School, Espoo. The starting point will be Jeremy Deller’s IHME Project 2015: Do Touch. The project is being run by Master´s students in Art Education Sini Anttila-Rodriguez, Tomas De Rita, Lasse Peltola, Stina Riikonen and Eero Yrjölä. Teacher-in-charge: Marja Rastas. Art teacher Pasi Kirkkopelto: “I am expecting the project to boost pupils’ interest in their own object environment and to expand their ideas about its meanings. I hope the project will also put the stress on making art and participating in its social side, and on its influence in everyday life.”


IHME School 2014

Based on the IHME Project 2014 students from Aalto University carried out art education projects in Helsinki Diakonia College, Arabia Comprehensive School and Rauma Freinet School. At Kannelmäki Youth Centre visual artist Sasha Huber directed the IHME Re-Action workshops, which were also part of the City of Helsinki Youth Department’s participatory budgeting project RuutiBudjetti. The artwork produced in the workshops by young people was unveiled at the Pohjois-Haaga railway station on Thursday, April 10th, 2014.

IHME Days programme usually includes workshops open for everyone and held by art professionals. The workshop contents are related to the IHME Project theme. In the spring of 2014 the programme included the comics workshop A New World through Comics by Katja Tukiainen, the Living Library by the students of Laurea University of Applied Sciences Tikkurila, and the Shared Stories workshop led by Annamari Karjalainen, Markus Luukkonen and Alexandra Salmela.

Read more on IHME School projects 2014 here.
Read more on IHME Re-Action 2014 here.
See the workshop particants’ comics 2014 here.