Habi Kids celebrates the culture of Helsinki


Habi Kids area explores the culture of Helsinki in the form of a game. Children and the young at heart have an opportunity to explore Helsinki through creative play as they roll the dice and advance on the game board. The game is set in Helsinki and based on the well-known board game Monopoly. The player may forget their hat on Liisankatu, go to jail, or even take a nap on Bulevardi. Anyone is welcome to just pop in and play the game for a while, or stay and play for a longer time.

The theme of the 2019 Habitare, Mindspaces, moves between the material and the intangible, as well as between the real and the imaginary. The sub-themes of Economy of Emotions, Realities, Private Matters, Reborn and Pursuit of Happiness will also be shown in the Habi Kids area, for example, through the programme and a multi-sensory game.


Dive into the culture of Helsinki in the form of a game


Habi Kids welcomes the whole family to play the game and thus explore the culture of the capital of Finland. One of the partners of Habi Kids in 2019 is the Skidit children’s festival. The founder, Aino Heikkinen, reminds visitors that you can find play in anything.

“Helsinki belongs to us all, and the Helsinki game (‘Kids’ Game’) combines play, knowledge and design in a fun way. Habi Kids is the perfect platform to highlight creative professionals who combine their expertise with design, spatial design, children’s culture and the environment. The Skidit festival is proud to be involved in all this”, Aino Heikkinen concludes.

The second main partner, the Helsinki City Museum, is heavily involved in the development of the game. The Helsinki City Museum brings to the game, for example, their solid expertise in Helsinki and in producing urban culture.

“The Helsinki City Museum is eager to partner with Habitare in designing and implementing the Habi Kids area. We believe that visitors to both Habitare and the Helsinki City Museum have largely similar expectations. People, including families with children, expect their visit to be a good all-round experience. That’s why we want to contribute to making Habi Kids one of the highlights of Habitare for the many families with children who visit the event”, says the team lead at the Helsinki City Museum, Jari Harju.


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