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Sámi Objects Return to the Sámi Country – Anni Guttorm

7.10.2019

Sámi Objects Return to the Sámi Country In 1905 the Finnish artist Gabriel Engberg travelled to Finnish Lapland, looking for inspiration for his artistic work. On his journey, he made a stop in the Inari region where he met with Sámi locals. He purchased some of their handicrafts as souvenirs. Engberg later became the curator …

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Wearing my pride – Sara Wesslin

2.9.2019

The original text was published in Finnish on the website of Yle on the 11th November 2018. The text from this article appears in our IF publication which will be distributed freely at Institut finlandais starting from 6 September 2019. Wearing my pride The flaming red broadcloth has been intricately embroidered with multi-coloured beads. A …

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Monthly feature, August 2019 – Johanna Råman and Pirita Näkkäläjärvi

7.8.2019

The texts from this article appear in our IF publication which will be distributed freely at Institut finlandais starting from 6 September 2019. Foreword by Johanna Råman Institut finlandais’ fall program offers a kaleidoscopic view into Sámi cultural life. Through the gallery exhibition, the film programming, this booklet and other encounters, the Finnish Institute in …

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Monthly feature, July 2019 – Tuomas Merikoski

8.7.2019

For this Monthly Feature, we had the opportunity to talk with the founder and artistic director of Aalto International, Tuomas Merikoski. After years of experience in working for Givenchy or Louis Vuitton, the designer decided to create his own fashion house 4 years ago. What has become of his brand since 2015? In this interview, Tuomas …

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Monthly feature, June 2019 – Milla Lintilä

11.6.2019

Finnish women’s clothing fashion designer Milla Lintilä, who lives in Paris, participated in Hyères, the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion accessories in Villa Noailles at the end of April. In the 34th edition of the festival Milla won the Galeries Lafayette Award with her collection Metadance, an MA-collection she has made for Aalto …

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Monthly feature, May 2019 – Man Yau

6.5.2019

For the Monthly portrait of May, we talked with sculptor and artist Man Yau whose works are presented in the recently opened exhibition Keep Your Garden Alive at the Institut finlandais. Man started her studies at Aalto University in the degree programme in Ceramics and Glass design. The career as a designer she aimed for …

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Monthly feature, April 2019 – Jaakko Kahilaniemi

11.4.2019

In the sparsely populated Finland, there are a lot of forests around. In total 73% of the area is covered by forests, about five hectares per inhabitant. However, the Finnish national landscape of Northern coniferous forest belt is going through some major structural changes: talks about the countryside becoming empty as much as uncontrolled urbanisation. …

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Monthly feature, March 2019 – Miia Tervo

6.3.2019

When Miia Tervo replies to my phone call, she tells me she is walking by Rantavitikka in Rovaniemi on her way to her mom’s place. “I have about twenty mins to talk, after that, I’ve promised to go build a snow fort.” Well-known for her short films, Miia (b. 1980) has gained more public knowledge …

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Monthly feature, February 2019 – Piëtke Visser

4.2.2019

We are happy to introduce Institut finlandais’ new visual identity. When visiting our new website, you can discover a new logo, a custom typeface and a fresh colour palette. The mastermind behind the updated look and feel is Piëtke Visser, who currently works as the Creative Director in the design agency Kuudes, in Helsinki. In …

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Monthly feature, January 2019 – Antrei Hartikainen

8.1.2019

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. In January, we shared a moment with Antrei Hartikainen, who is a master cabinetmaker and designer based in the village of Fiskars in Finland, and well known for his exquisite works in wood. The laureate 2018 of the Design Forum …

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Monthly feature, December 2018 – Adeline Kespi

1.12.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. In November, we shared a cup of coffee with Adeline Kespi, who is our colleague from the café Coutume Institut and has won the Latte Art Championships 2018 in France and participated to the World Latte Art Championships the same …

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Monthly feature, November 2018 – Pentti Sammallahti

1.11.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. In November, we interviewed the photographer Pentti Sammallahti whose monochrome imagery has offered us comforting sceneries already since decades; photographs that help us see and value the small, delicate details of everyday life. Pentti Sammallahti is in Paris during the …

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Monthly feature, October 2018 – Tuomas Laitinen

1.10.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. In October, we interviewed Tuomas Laitinen during the Paris Fashion Week when the fashion students of Aalto University showcased their collections at the institute. Laitinen is a lecturer at Aalto University, a fashion designer and one of the founders of …

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