“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.”
Here is Elias, you’ve met him before. Right at the time he was born. He lives with his Mom and Dad in Kaapelitehdas, one of the coolest buildings in Helsinki. The building was originally constructed as a cable factory for Suomen Kaapelitehdas Oy (Finnish Cable Works). Cable production was discontinued in mid-80s, the building was acquired by the city of Helsinki and converted into a cultural centre. Kaapelitehdas is the home of three museums – Finnish Museum of Photography, Theatre Museum and Hotel and Restaurant Museum, numerous galleries, dance theatres, ateliers, art schools, studios, radio stations… and yes, apartments. You can actually live there, amongst all this, just breathing in the culture. Imagine how incredibly hard it must be to leave a place like this and start building a new life somewhere else. And not just different neighborhood. Or town. Elias and his parents are leaving Finland, off to new adventures somewhere in the middle of Europe.
So we met one cold February morning and set out to create a time capsule of their family time in Kaapeli. These are the small, precious moments that form their everyday and make Kaapeli their home. It will all change in couple of weeks as they move the furniture and start building their new home with different moments, different landscapes and different food. Traveling at the speed of their heartbeats. Love, that great foundation of family life will stay the same.