Åbäke (b. 2000)

Åbäke’s (a collective of 4 graphic designers based in London since 2000) stay in Helsinki was structured around Sauna research and walking as a way to develop ideas.

Much of the research which happened during the stay on Suomenlinna materialised later as tangible projects in Helsinki.

‘Unbuilt Helsinki’ an exhibition at the Museum of Finish Architecture was developed from mobile conversations with the artist Nene Tsuboi and several ideas about making city got developed during naked encounters (in saunas) with Finnish Architect Tuomas Toivonen.