Polar Night Walk

Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free conversations guided by citizens inspired by Jane Jacobs.

On the first weekend of May of each year, the Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors.

The urban life of Helsinki is very gray and dark, of rain and sleet. Before the question of the leaders of these walks: “Why do we always walk in the summer?” A night walk was proposed January 2018.

A small group of brave residents took advantage of the whole experience of a Helsinki of icy streets and icy wind from the sea. Walking in the evening led to discussions about the darkness and light in the city, and the feelings of security that this entails.