For media

Services and contents

Welcome to Arctic Design Week!

For representatives of media, Arctic Design Week provides all essential information, premises and materials for communicating about the Arctic ecosystem and design. The Arctic Design Week team assists and consults in discovering recent knowledge and sources.

People are starting to look north – globally.

We have allocated premises for members of the press, including background information as well as resources for interviewing and acquiring information. The Press Room is located in Science Centre Pilke.

Arctic Design Week broadly handles subject related to the Arctic, Arctic design and societal design, the most recent research findings, and visions for the future. We have also compiled background information and source information for assisting with investigative journalism. When you need to find the best interviewees, film locations and materials, we can instruct our communication unit to assist you in your media work.

The communication units of Business Rovaniemi, the City of Rovaniemi, the Lapland University Consortium, Arctic Centre, and Metsähallitus are available to assist you.

Arctic Design Week Producer Taina Torvela will be glad to provide assistance.

Call us on +358 40 135 0361

Media bulletins

Here you will find all media bulletins for Arctic Design Week.


Image bank

Compilation of images for media use. Please contact us if you are looking for images you are unable to find from the Image Bank.

Images are for media use only.

VIDEO bank

Compilation of videos for media use. Please contact us if you are looking for videos you are unable to find from the Video Bank.

Videos are for media use only.


Press room -services

We have allocated a Press Room for media work in Science Centre Pilke. If you working premises and help in getting contacts, please contact Pia Jokela, tel. +358 40 487 2831

City of Rovaniemi Communications

Head of Communications
Riikka Heikkilä
+358 16 322 8013
+358 400 256 412

Kauppakeskus Rinteenkulma, Koskikatu 27, 3rd floor, FI-96100 Rovaniemi

Business Rovaniemi

Communications and Media Relations
Pia Jokela
+358 40 487 2831

Business Rovaniemi
Ainonkatu 1
FI-96200 Rovaniemi

University of Lapland

Communications Manager
Ulla Okkonen
+358 50 314 6470

Communications Unit

Visiting address: Yliopistonkatu 8, E-wing,
2nd floor, Rovaniemi
Postal address: P.O. Box 122, FI-96101 Rovaniemi

Arctic Centre

Communications Specialist – Viestintäasiantuntija
Johanna Westerlund

Arctic Centre – Arktinen keskus
University of Lapland – Lapin yliopisto

+358 40 484 4270




Metsähallitus, Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 639 7820

Communications Manager
Kristiina Vuopala, +358 206 39 7695
Media and Stakeholder Relations

Press Officer
Aino Ilkka
P.O. Box 8016 (Ounasjoentie 6)
FI-96101 Rovaniemi
Tel. +358 40 529 8732

Science Centre Chief
Heikki Hepoaho
Management of Pilke Team,
Development and Cooperation, Bio Era
tel. +358 20 639 7120,

mobile +358 40 572 6440


Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Communications Manager
Ulla Okkonen
+358 50 314 6470


House of Lapland is responsible for the umbrella marketing of Finland’s Arctic regions, i.e. Lapland, and is owned by local municipalities.