Intiankatu 20   1990

An early example of interactive, staged and acted documentary by students of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Collaborative portraits of people in council flats – in address Intiankatu 20, Helsinki.
The wooden houses on Intiankatu were donated by Sweden in the 1950's and meant for temporary housing while waiting for being appointed a proper flat. During decades, however, many of the dwellers found themselves staying in these houses for many years, even close to 40 years. Originally the houses had only outdoor toilets and at the time of photography central heating was still missing as well as showers and warm water. Some of the images are quite direct critique against the conditions.

Built with Berta