The great urban poetry night 2020
Aura Nurmi, Juho Kuusi, Kasper Salonen & open mic
The soundscapes of Helsinki and urban poetry meet in the City Museum lobby on Friday 9 October 2020! After a performance by three of the most prominent slam poets in Finland anyone can perform their Helsinki-themed poem or song when Kasper Salonen hosts an open mic session to end the night of urban poetry.
The great night of urban poetry is part of the sound art project The Routes of Helsinki. Media artist Mikko H. Haapoja, who has been documenting the sounds of our capital city throughout the 2010s, created the multichannel sound installation The Routes of Helsinki – Exceptional circumstance(s) (Poikkeustila(t)) by using urban nature experiences characteristic of the year marked by the coronavirus pandemic. The sounds can be heard throughout the lobby. Those who have signed up for the open mic in advance can also request to have Helsinki soundscapes as their background music.
6 pm Kasper Salonen
6.30 pm Juho Kuusi
7 pm Aura Nurmi
Please sign up with Kasper Salonen for the open mic session. Fifteen slots will be filled on a first come first served basis by e-mail; you may also sign up during the event if there are available slots when the open mic session starts. If you are have a Helsinki-themed performance of approximately 2–5 minutes up your sleeve or are planning something similar, be it rap or folk, sign up by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and be part of the second great urban poetry night with us!
As is always the case with the City Museum, entry to the event is free of charge. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we keep safe distances to others and the number of people admitted to the event may be limited.
We want to make your visit to the museum as successful and safe as possible. On this page, we have compiled information on our activities this autumn and some general instructions we ourselves follow and hope that all our visitors will also observe: Visiting the City Museum safely in autumn 2020