What should our names be?

The “Wanderers” sculptures at the Kivenlahti metro station still don’t have names. Suggest a name by 2 December 2021 and you will be entered in a prize draw!

Hi! We are two wooden sculptures known as the Wanderers, and we will be greeting commuters at the Kivenlahti metro station once metro traffic opens to the public along the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section in 2023. The Kivenlahti station will be the metro line’s western terminal, and its brightly lit platform is where we wooden buddies already hang out. We were created by sculptor Kalle Mustonen. Read more about station art.

We are fun and humorous characters and we need your help! We don’t have names.

Kaksi oranssia puuveistosta metroaseman laiturilla. Veistokset ovat muodoltaa pyöreitä ja väriltään lämpimän oransseja.

Kalle Mustonen’s “Wanderers” sculpture at the Kivenlahti metro station, Photo: Kusti Manninen, Tunne Productions Oy

How the name will be chosen

After the name suggestions have been submitted, the jury will select finalists from among all the entries. The public will have the final say in December, when they get to vote for their favourite name from among the jury’s chosen finalists.

The Jury Chairman will be sculptor Kalle Mustonen. The jury is made up of Petteri Littu, an architect from ALA Architects, which is responsible for the design of the Kivenlahti metro station; Kimmo Leivo, Project Director for the City of Espoo’s Urban Environment Sector; Toni Penttala, shopkeeper of the Kivenlahti and Kivenlahdenkatu K-Market grocery stores; and Pauliina Wiskari, owner of the Wiskarila restaurant. The Jury Secretary will be Länsimetro’s Communications Manager Marianne Partanen.

The organiser also has the right to screen the entries for inappropriate name suggestions. Inappropriate names are, for instance, those referring to gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion/faith, politics, disability or sexual orientation.

The organiser is not obligated to choose a name for the characters from among the name suggestions received in the contest. The artist Kalle Mustonen has the right to choose the final names of the characters and, in those names, he may also make use of the suggestions that have been submitted to the contest.