About

Low2No Camp

Low2No Camp is a strategic design workshop curated by think tank Demos Helsinki. In Low2No Camp thirty carefully chosen urbanist come together to create groundbreaking projects. The key players of Helsinki´s people-driven urban culture are here to take our thinking on what good life in cities can be to a new level. We do this by action – with concrete new projects and by scaling up the campers current work.

Half of the world´s population lives in cities. Majority of the world´s resources are used in cities. Therefore cities need to become much better places for us to live. They need to become more democratic, more satisfying, more beautiful, more flexible and more sustainable. To start with. Life in cities needs to make people happier while consuming less natural resources. Urban culture – doing things together, trying out and evaluating later, joining in – is key to building those better places to live. Low2No is Finland´s flagship project on low-carbon happiness. Through designing differently and doing things together we show how the future can be brighter and smarter. Low2No is an initiative of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.

Low2No Camp happens in two parts. The first part takes place in DMY Berlin International Design Festival, where the group is an exhibitor in the Maker Lab-section. On the way to Berlin and back to Helsinki they workshop and take their ideas to the next level. In the second part that happens in Helsinki we will make the ideas in to reality.

Demos Helsinki

Demos Helsinki is Finland’s only independent think tank. In the heart of Demos Helsinki’s work is a combination of human centric and systemic research. We create produces scenarios, recommendations, prototypes, concepts, experiments and spinn-offs, in order to control change. Central themes of our research have been well-being, democracy and participation, future cities and low-carbon society. All our work is public and we only work for common good.
Demos Helsinki

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Finland’s competitiveness and the well-being of its people depend on deep, broad-ranging changes. Sitra engages in foresight activities and advances these changes in cooperation with other actors. Through programmes and strategic processes, Sitra grasps the challenges that are most crucial for Finland. Sitra is an independent public foundation with a mission to build a successful Finland for tomorrow.
The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

DMY International Design Festival Berlin

DMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design. At the yearly DMY International Design Festival Berlin both renowned and young, experimental designers launch new products, prototypes and foresighted projects. The exhibition is accompanied by a wide program of symposia, designer-talks and workshops, able to reflect current topics of contemporary design and to reveal necessary future trends of design and its related disciplines.
DMY International Design Festival Berlin

Maker Lab

The DMY MakerLab serves as a public experimentation space for accessing new technologies, communicating and exchanging concepts. Inaugurated in the 2010 DMY design festival, the lab is the first large maker platform in Germany and was enthusiastically received by the press, public and professionals alike.
The lab unites inventors, designers and visitors in a workshop area fitted with some of the finest techno­lo­gies and materials available, side by side with low-tech instruments and applications. Visitors may learn how to grow medicinal mushrooms, experience seasonal influences while working with fabrics, access and visualise open data and collectively map ideas. Moreover, they can engage in full day workshops on open hardware, benchmarking of environmental case studies or Cradle to Cradle principles.
Entirely dedicated to open source, collective and co-working concepts, the lab produces a monument of physical accomplishments, but above all expands minds towards a new understanding of cooperative and creative processes, sparking off uncounted consecutive projects in the follow up.
Maker Lab