The blog is currently on stand by. Please follow the project on Twitter. 🗓️ Why are art and culture so integral to the development of thriving, attractive areas? An afternoon of art and discussion where #CreativePlacemaking takes center stage. Two curated talks. How to utilise both design and business in the dev of urban areas … More Pause
Over four decades after it began, the world-famous ‘Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case’ is today back at the Supreme Court of Iceland. The case centred on the disappearance of 18-year-old Guðmundur Einarsson in January 1974 and of 32-year-old Geirfinnur Einarsson in November of the same year. Six people went to prison in February 1980 for their … More 🇮🇸 Iceland’s most famous murder case returns to court
Rush hour fee works. After entry into Oslo, the number of cars passing the payment ring is reduced by 14,000 in just one year. The Asthma and Allergy Association calls it an important step in the right direction. There are about 14,000 fewer cars on the roads in Oslo during a normal working day now … More 🇳🇴 14,000 fewer cars in Oslo in one year
Ellen sits on the floor with a bottle in her hand. She turns the lid off, lifts it up to the mouth, takes a sip. The time is 20:30, it is Friday night and there is a party at her high school. Ellen and her girlfriends have just finished second year and they are celebrating. … More 🇩🇰 Danish teenagers get lonely if they don’t drink alcohol
Theater enthusiast Elias Jönsson from Brunflo in Sweden just had a tumultuous week. On Friday he escaped from schoolmates who surrounded and mocked him for his YouTube channel for having “only” 24 followers. But after his mom posted on Twitter everything took an unexpected turn. Now he is Brunflos biggest influencer. Read the full story … More 🇸🇪 10-year old Swedish boy mocked for YouTube channel
Figures show that the median salary in Finland is 2,900 euros, but many people earn a lot less than that. Mikko Jakonen of Jyväskylä University says that in-work poverty is common in the care, service and retail sectors, as well as cleaning. Definitions of poverty vary, but one commonly-used indicator is working for 60 percent … More 🇫🇮 Finland has 60,000 ‘working poor’
Impressions from the photo exhibitions on view at C/O Berlin.
Read more about the Nordic concert bill here. Video via realdj.com.
Iceland made a clean sweep of last night’s Harpa Nordic Film Composer Award ceremony, held in Berlin, Germany. One nomination each from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden was made in two different categories – the Best Score Award and the Honour Award. Iceland was victorious in both categories. Atli Örvarsson won the Best Score … More Icelanders make clean sweep at Berlin awards
Last night, Trio Vitruvi played a wonderful concert at a sold out Felleshuset at the Nordische Botschaften in Berlin arranged by the Danish Embassy represented by the excellent toastmaster Per Erik Veng. Ad part of the Carl Nielsen 150 celebrations the concert opened with the piano trio from 1883 and ended with a Nielsen encore. … More Chamber music at the Danish Embassy