The annual IHME festival brings international contemporary art to public spaces. The IHME artist’s commissioned work surprises people on everyday routes, and even in places where art is rarely seen. The IHME Project continues as a free event that provides perspectives on the themes in the work. Our community-based IHME School is implemented in schools, youth centres and wherever the IHME Project is realised.

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IHME Project 2018: THE BEETLE

Friday, May 25, 2018 (premiere)
Korjaamo Kino, Töölönkatu 51 b, Helsinki

Premiere of the film THE BEETLE by the IHME Artist Henrik Håkansson
Apart from moving images the work will also extend outwards as far as the vicinity of the beetle Hylochares cruentatus‘ habitat in Vantaa.

Korjaamo is situated in Töölö. The address is Töölönkatu 51.

The easiest way to reach Korjaamo is by public transport. The nearest tram stop for lines 3T, 4, 7 and 10 is Töölön halli. Helsinki internal traffic bus lines 40, 42, 43, 63, 69 ja 02N as well as the regional traffic bus lines travelling through Mannerheimintie to Elielinaukio also stop near Korjaamo. The closest bus stop is Töölön kisahalli.

Festival’s Talks and Film Programme

May 25–26, 2018
Korjaamo Culture Factory, Töölönkatu 51 b, Helsinki

The Mätäjoki Armada

Sunday, May 27
11:00–18:00 (the boats are sent down to the Mätäjoki River at 14:45)
Mätisfestarit, Kartanonhaka park, Kannelmäki, Helsinki
Artist Antti Laitinen’s bark boat workshop The Mätäjoki Armada

The festival area is located in Kartanonhaka Park between Kannelmäki and Malminkartano, beside the Mätäjoki river. To find it from the south side of Kartanonkaari, walk along Fagottitie until you reach the bridge that crosses the river. If you come from the Kannelmäki side, continue along Trumpettitie and cross the bridge.

IHME in Myyrmäki

June 1, schedules to be confirmed
Kino Myyri, Kinorinne 6, Vantaa
IHME Project: Henrik Håkansson: THE BEETLE (2018)

June 3, schedules to be confirmed
Louhela Jam -festivaali, Jokiuoman puisto, Ruskokuja 2, Vantaa
IHME Project: Henrik Håkansson: THE BEETLE (2018)
We Buzzz nonstop workshop (In Finnish, English and Spanish)
Professor Jyrki Muona’s nature tour (In Finnish)

June 1-10, Myyrmäki, Vantaa
IHME audience workers cycle around the area and give info about IHME Project, halavasepikkä and the nature of the area. Around the park enlarged close ups of the halavasepikkä from the Henrik Håkansson’s IHME Project THE BEETLE.


All Korjaamo venues, including the Korjaamo Kino cinema, are fully wheelchair accessible. However, please let the reception know if you need a wheelchair space or assistance (, 0400-824 229). The cinema does not have a fixed induction loop. If you need one, please contact IHME’s Communications Officer Suvi Korhonen in advance (, +358 (0)45 6326267).

Korjaamo has an obstacle-free WC as well as a child care room.

Assistance dogs are also welcome.

There is no disabled parking.

Contact Information

Executive Director Paula Toppila, tel. +358-45-1240096

Cultural Producer Päivi Matala, tel. +358-45-2350080
Full-time from November to June, part-time from July to October (Mon-Wed)

Production and Communications Assistant Emma Lilja, tel. +358-44-723-5547

Assistant, Finnish language trainee Katarina Lopatkina, tel. +358-41-3621344