Visioning Turku 2011 (Finland)

Towns and cities are complex and multi-layered ecosystems, each with their own distinctive cultural DNA, their own way of living, their own urban texture, routines and social interaction. Noema specialise in innovative and creative methods for mapping the distinctive character of places. We work with visual artists, film makers, musicians, urban designers and architects to develop interactive maps which can be used in visioning exercises, in community consultations, or as a base for regeneration plans. In September 2008 a series of DNA mapping workshops were held in the Finnish city of Turku. This process provided key inputs and new ideas for the Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture Programme.