Friday 4 May 2012


Hello. It’s time to talk about dreams.

After many months and equally many phone calls and emails, we are very excited to announce the programme and speakers for the first HEL/LO – Let’s Talk event.

HEL/LO – Let’s Talk About Dreams, held at The Gopher Hole in Hoxton 24 May, focuses on self-initiated, DIY architecture and design projects that shape the cities and communities we live in.

The Gopher Hole. Photo: Lynton Pepper.

The speakers for the event are Helsinki-based architect and designer Hella Hernberg and Olli Sirén, producer and initiator of groundbreaking community projects together with the London-based designer and art director Asif Khan and the young architectural practice Mobile Studio.

Self-initiated projects are proving that the urge to create is stronger than ever. The speakers taking part in the first HEL/LO – Let’s Talk event have created publications, manifestos, buildings, products and events that have had an impact in London and Helsinki. They will discuss the proactive nature of their work and the changing methods designers and architects are using. What does it really take to turn a dream into reality?

A dream can be inspirational, unforgettable, even life changing. So can a really good conversation. If you can dream it, you can definitely talk about it.

HEL/LO – Let’s Talk About Dreams is a free event, but booking is essential. Secure your ticket here.