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Discovering Helsinki: Mothership of Work

In the first post of my new series, Discovering Helsinki, I’m introducing you to Mothership of Work, also known as MoW, which is a red brick building from the 50s in Punavuori, pretty much in the center of Helsinki, that rents out office space for businesses. MoW describes itself as a “coworking hub for creative pros”. They provide work spaces but also arrange events, which is how I found out about it in the first place. In my previous job, we had a special day arranged at MoW, and below is a little taste of what we got to enjoy during the course of the day.

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They organized presentations by experts in robotics, artificial intelligence, and more (how COOL is that!) for us, but we also got a tour of the building and did group work (which reminded me of school… in a good way).

I was most drawn to the casual, creative vibe of the place: graffiti on the walls, couches everywhere – yes, please! Sound-proof booths for making phone calls – HECK YEAH! I even spotted a popcorn machine in the kitchen area. I would assume that the sharing the building with lots of different professionals is also a great way to network if you’re into that sort of thing. MoW has six floors including restaurant and bar Publik, a sauna and an inner courtyard, so there is plenty of space for everyone.

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During the breaks between presentations and other program, we tried on virtual reality goggles (while the roller coaster was kind of cool, I’d still rather pay for an amusement park ticket) and watched a mini version of the statue of David being 3D printed.

Mothership of Work seems like a great way to have a work space in the center of town without having to shell out money for a big office. The Mothership opened in 2016 but now they have also a new space, MOW Stargate, which opened in Ruoholahti last year.

Have you discovered any new, exciting places in your home town?

Summary of My Summer

I feel like I’ve been putting off this post just because I don’t want to admit that summer is over but I guess now that I’m in my second week of my Master’s studies, I have to give in. It’s officially fall now. My summer was great though, and I wanted to share some highlights with you:

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I read so many amazing books (hopefully I’ll have time to whip up reviews about some them for you guys) during the vacation! I always have to wait for vacations before I can read the books I’ve gotten as a present or bought for myself since we have so much stuff to read for school during the year.

I also ate some of the most delicious stuff during the summer: pancakes (SO MANY PANCAKES!), fruit and salads, delicious grilled salmon, etc. I love food…I can’t help it.

summer muffin

We also went to the beach a lot since we can bike there easily from our house. I love swimming and just reading in the sun so going to the beach was a great way to combine those with exercise.

Now it’s time to get ready for the fall, which is in fact my favorite season although I already feel really swamped with different responsibilities. Hopefully it will be a fun semester though with plenty of exciting new adventures!