Visual identity and website for Temporary, a venue for horizontal culture-building in Helsinki.
Temporary was a multi-disciplinary space that encouraged practice-based research and alternative interactive formats. It was a project funded by the Kone Foundation, Finland, and opened to the public in the Kallio district of Helsinki between 2016 and 2017.
Unlike other project spaces, the collective activities in Temporary were operated through Biathlon, an experimental toolkit encoded in a block-chain system. Through it, Temporary created its own local crypto-currency, allowing its members to earn and spend “Temps” in order to propose and participate in different events.
Temporary required a comprehensive design that reflected its commitment with collective participation and non-hierarchical structures. It had to facilitate the use of its innovative crypto-economy, and enable its pubic to effortlessly organize and partake in multiple events through its website.
Biathlon is a winter sport (quite popular in Finland) that demands doing two things at the same time. This versatility was an essential part of Temporary, so the approach consisted in developing a core design with a multipurpose functionality.
Promotional material, like postcards, were designed to be cut out and turn into membership cards.
Stationery was multifunctional: letterhead paper was used to print letters, as posters to announce upcoming events, and to create calendars.