In March 2017, Pasila was declared Helsinki's street art district. Eastern Pasila is to be the scene of a major painting event, in which Estonian street artist Edward von Lõngus will participate.
The project's initiator is Helsinki Urban Art, working in collaboration with street artists from Finland and beyond. The collaboration partner in the initiative is EUNIC, the network of European national institutes of culture, with whose support artists are brought to Finland from all around the world.
Digital street art, wall paintings, and digital technology will unite, as QR codes on mobile devices bring century-old characters from paintings to life. Edward von Lõngus is the best-known digital street artist in Estonia, and so the organisers are proud that he is involved in the project.
Pasila in August will be the meeting-point for Estonian- and Helsinki-based street-art projects.
Estonia, which holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2017, and will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2018, will take street art into not only Helsinki but also various other EU cities as part of its celebrations.