Practical Information and Contact



CARPA8 will take place in the facilities of Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy.

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Theatre Academy main building

Info package for Uniarts Helsinki conference attendees


Limited offers for CARPA8 conference guests:
Scandic Kaisaniemi, Kaisaniemenkatu 7, Helsinki

Scandic Hakaniemi,Siltasaarenkatu 14, Helsinki

Booking codes and contact details will be sent to conference participants upon registration, or you can also request them by email:

See an additional list of reasonably priced hotels that are a short distance from the colloquim venue.  Contact the hotel directly to make a reservation:

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki

Park Hotel, Pohjolankatu 38, Helsinki

Omena Hotels, self-service hotels in various locations

The Yard Concept Hostel, Kalevankatu 3 A 45, Helsinki

Hostel Diana Park, Uudenmaankatu 9, Helsinki


Foremon, various accommodation options in Helsinki

Local Traffic

Travelling to and from the airport

The journey by bus or train between the airport and the city center takes about 30-40 minutes. The final stop of buses and train is the central railway station, located in the heart of Helsinki.


To use yellow City bikes you need to register for a daily, weekly or annual pass. There are plenty of city bike stations and available bicycles all around the city center.

Journey Planner

The public transport service’s Journey Planner is a very practical way of planning your trips with public transportation. The Journey Planner includes all the buses, trams, trains and metro within Helsinki greater metropolitan area, as well as routes for walking and bicycling.

What to do in Helsinki

The Research Pavilion 2023

The Research Pavilion, an ongoing project hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, highlights the points of view of artistic research in the context of eminent contemporary art events. The Research Pavilion has been organised in the context of the Venice Biennale in 2015, 2017 and 2019. In 2021, the venue was Helsinki and in 2023, the event will take place in Helsinki 5 - 21 June 2023. Read more about Research Pavilion 2023.

Helsinki Biennial (HB23)

Helsinki Biennial is an international art event that brings outstanding contemporary art to Vallisaari Island and locations around Helsinki. The second edition is curated by Joasia Krysa and takes place from 12 June to 17 September 2023. Read more about HB23

Dance House Helsinki

We unite dance with its audiences. Dance House Helsinki is a performance and event venue especially designed for dance. Read more about Dance House Helsinki`s programme

Music Centre Helsinki

A concert hall and event center open to everyone in the heart of Helsinki. See here the upcoming events at Music Centre Helsinki.

City of Helsinki

Information about the city of Helsinki and what to do can be found from the city’s website for visitors: Visit

General information

Eating out

Websites and Raflaamo are very good ways of finding places to eat in Helsinki.


It is safe to drink tap water in Finland. According to researchers, Finnish tap water is cleaner and contains less bacteria than bottled water.

In case of emergency

  • Call emergency number 112. The same number works in all EU countries. You can call in emergency number 112 free of charge from any phone with no need for an area code. Assistance is provided by police, rescue and ambulance service.
  • If you hear the alarm going off in the event premises, leave your post regardless of what you are doing and go out of the premises. Do not use the lifts.
  • In cases of sudden illnesses and/or minor injuries during the conference, call the Medical Helpline 116 117 before you go to the emergency clinic. The service is open 24/7. The nearest emergency clinic at the city center is Haartman hospital (Haartmaninkatu 4, Building 12).
  • See opening times of pharmacies


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