Social program

The Bank Museum

Thursday Feb 2, 5–6 pm

The Bank Museum of Nordea Bank welcomes Wiki Loves Maps participants in the bank building originally built for the Union Bank of Finland. Aleksanterinkatu is a real banking street: all Finnish banks had their offices there. The history of today’s Nordea Bank covers the story of altogether 25 commercial banks. The museum displays the interior designed by Gesellius–Lindgren–Saarinen that has been saved from the demolished building Pohjoismaiden Osakepankki two blocks away.

Address: Aleksanterinkatu 36b, ring the doorbell.


Dinner at Shanghai Cowboy

Thursday Feb 5, 8 pm

Seminar speakers, sponsors, hosts and guests, welcome to dinner on Thursday February 5 at 8 pm in Shanghai Cowboy, Mikonkatu 4. Dinner is at own expense. Please let us know you are coming.


The Bombardment of Helsinki

Friday Feb 6, 6.51–9.40 pm and 00.57–4.57 am

The night between Friday and Saturday marks the 71st anniversary of massive Soviet bombardments of Helsinki. In the seminar, Martti Helminen from Helsinki City Archives tells about the bombardments and materials gathered. But what will happen on Friday night? Could this be the topic of your hackathon project?


Helsinki Walks in Aleksanterinkatu

In Search for the Idea of Finland: The Senate Square and Aleksanterinkatu

Saturday Feb 7, 9.00 am

Laura Kolbe and Janne Viitamies take you to a morning stroll in the history of Aleksanterinkatu on Saturday 9.00 am. Meeting at the statue of Alexander II. Everyone is welcome!


Other picks

Hulluna Helsinkiin / Exhibition in the Helsinki City Museum
Helsinki-related films in Kino Engel

Twitter hashtag #wikilovesmaps informs about emerging events.