We bring space closer to earth

Space is full of amazing things, but at least for now, only a few of us have had the chance to experience it in person.

Space on Fire brings space and its secrets closer to earth. We combine Finnish expertise in experience design, wooden architecture and space technology to build an interactive art installation. We will send messages to space, receive data from space and turn it all into an immersive experience. As part of the project we will organize a number of spacey events in Helsinki, Finland and our Big Bang will take place at the Burning Man festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Space on Fire is much more than just one art installation. It is a process and a series of events. It is a new way of working together and sharing knowledge between people from different fields. It can be anything and everything you want it to be. Just join us, and come co-create!

The Space Dome

Space on Fire is all about the process of co-creation. It is an umbrella, under which the co-creators can share both their knowledge and their creativity.

The Big Bang of our project will be an immersive and interactive art installation. Our wooden dome, designed by professional architects, will be carved in Finland, from Finnish wood. The first dome will be built in Helsinki, and the second one in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, during the legendary Burning Man festival. Oh, and we will build it ourselves. Wanna join us?

The wooden dome will be enhanced with projection mapping and space technology. Our space engineers have designed a ground station, which will be used to contact a satellite orbiting the earth, and to send messages to the unknown. If you had the chance to send any message to space, what would you say?

Our artists will then turn the data received from space into an interactive, inter-galactic experience. Music, lights, images, emotions - what would your vision be?

Space on Fire can be anything and everything you imagine it to be.


Space on Fire strives to be much more than just one installation. We want to have an impact. And we want to have fun while doing it!

We have planned a number of interactive, spacey events to take place in Helsinki, Finland. They may come in the form of a thought-provoking space lecture, joint visit to a planetarium, or a crafts night to make our own aluminum foil hats. And hey, preparing to travel to Burning Man is more fun together!

We welcome all new ideas and co-creators! What would you like to create with us?

We welcome all new ideas and co-creators! What would you like to create with us?

To keep up to date on our events, follow our social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spaceonfire/

Twitter: @spaceonfire_fi

Instagram: @spaceonfire_fi

The team

Space on Fire brings together young enthusiasts from various fields. Currently our team consists of architects, space engineers, business peeps, communication specialists, event organizers, artists, audio-visual superstars, musicians, two face painters and one nutty professor - and we welcome all new fields.

We all share the same goal: to bring space closer to people. We want to get there by working together, sharing knowledge, and co-creating.


Our patron

The Patron of our project is a real Finnish superstar: astronomer and writer, Professor Esko Valtaoja.

His book Kotona Maailmankaikkeudessa (At Home in the Cosmos, 2001) won the Finlandia Prize for the best non-fiction work in 2002. This book, as well as Valtaoja’s other books, have the amazing ability to make complex scientific theories and ideas understandable to the general public. It is not surprising that he has become a popular guest at TV shows and seminars.

Professor Valtaoja is a true pioneer in what we are trying to do now: bringing space closer to earth. We are all over the moon to have his support!


Contact details for media inquiries:
Elina Koivisto / +358 40 353 8400
Saara Alhopuro / +358 40 529 1170

Resources: Previous Finnish projects in Burning Man:
2016: Koulu on Fire http://www.kouluonfire.com/
2015: Pike of Mana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjN3BKG0aP4