Archive for the ‘Finland’ Category
Helsinki Design Week September 9th-18th 2011: a New Venue, New Exhibition Concept Brings the Old Customs Warehouse to Life
Helsinki Design Week is the event for design, architecture and fashion aficionados and professionals. Serving as a pre-launch for the cityâ€™s World Design Capital 2012 year, Helsinki Design Week 2011 offers exhibitions, seminars, workshops, fashion shows and shopping experiences, as well as open days in private homes, public buildings, and design studios.
Take part or just sit back and enjoyâ€“ August in Turku is full of events of all kinds. See countless exhibitions and performances, try out unique saunas designed by artists or make your own short film under the guidance of professionals. Top picks for an unforgettable summer holiday in Turku:
Finlandâ€™s Picturesque Archipelago Provides a Unique Backdrop for an Unusual Exhibition at Turku 2011
In the summer of 2011, 20 site-specific works of contemporary art will grace the scenic islets scattered outside the coast of Turku, European Capital of Culture. Accessible to the public via daily cruises from Turku, Contemporary Art Archipelago is a chance of a lifetime to catch Finlandâ€™s natural beauty and cutting-edge culture in one package.
Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011, intends to prove the motto “culture curesâ€ť with medical doctors prescribing cultural prescriptions to patients. The City of Turku Board of Health Care decided that 5,500 free tickets to cultural events taking place in 2011 would be given out at municipal health centers. When seeing patients, doctors will consider [...]
The Midnight Sun Film Festival is a five-day and five-night nonstop celebration of the best motion pictures from around the globe. Set against the extraordinary backdrop of Central Laplandâ€™s white nights, the festival gives visitors all the more reason to experience summertime in Finlandâ€™s North.
The mayor of Helsinki, the Finnish capital, has recently revealed a plan of opening a Guggenheim Museum. The plan requires very careful assessment which may take an entire year. The Guggenheim museum is a very well respected institution and many cities long to have a Guggenheim representation. The museums are considered a beacon of modern [...]
In November, in the crystal white surroundings of the Arctic Circle in Finland, Santa Claus with the help of the Dudesons challenged people to share their wishes best reflecting the true spirit of Christmas. The most genuine wish was promised a magical trip to Northern Finland with the chance of meeting Santa. Since then, people [...]
Few figures have been as instrumental to Finlandâ€™s design heritage as Alvar Aalto. What better time to get to know the works of the famed architect and designer than in 2012, when Helsinki reigns as World Design Capital?Â Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is referred to as the father of modern Scandinavian design. He has become immortalized by [...]
Finland has so much more to offer than just Helsinki. So why not venture out to Turku? An important cultural and historical center, Turku reigns as European Capital of Culture in 2011, which means there will be even more to see and do in Finlandâ€™s oldest city.
How well do you know the Sami people? Get acquainted with the rich and unique heritage of the Nordic countriesâ€™ only indigenous group – yet another reason to experience the untouched allure of Finnish Lapland. The Sami, Europeâ€™s most northern indigenous people, are the only indigenous group living in the Nordic countries. While the exact [...]