Marian ilmestys is an urban festival, which will be held for the first time by Tilapioneerit on the 7th of May 2016. Tilapioneerit is actually a course at the University of Helsinki.
The point of the course and the festival is to make use of empty buildings in the city, so Marian ilmestys is in the currently abandoned Maria hospital (hence the name of the festival). I’m a big fan of all kinds of urban festivals so I find this very interesting. I’m also really into making up new uses for empty buildings, I find it so sad when there are beautiful, old buildings in the city center which aren’t being used. And I’m really interested to see how the old hospital looks now, as I used to work there! So Marian ilmestys is just the perfect little festival for me.
The program includes all kinds of things from hospital karaoke to dancing in a dark room, sauna, panel discussions and a pop up organic cafe!