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Selfie

Danish underground outdoor parties at Refshaleøen are the best. Annually organized Søndagsvenner event stimulates the youth through finest electronic music and place in the nature to dance and chill.

culture, Denmark, event, lifestyle, multiculturality, nature, people

#copenhagen  #culture  #dancing  #denmark  #electronic music  #event  #industrial  #island  #københavn  #multiculturalism  #nature  #nordic  #northern europe  #outdoor  #people  #refshaleøen  #scandinavia  #summer  #søndagsvenner

The walk

Over 15000 protesters joined a demonstration against racism. The walk started off from the Citizen Square going through the main street Mannerheimintie in the centre of Helsinki.

city, culture, demonstration, Finland, people

#citizen square  #culture  #demonstration  #finland  #finlandia house  #finlandia talo  #helsinki  #kansalaistori  #mannerheimintie  #multiculturalism  #northern europe  #people  #stand against racism

Håkan Långstedt

Håkan Långstedt, CEO of Saas instruments, one of the panellists at Design Diplomacy event at the Danish Residence. Håkan runs a leading Finnish lamp manufacturing company that for the last thirty years has been designing and developing innovative lighting solutions. Saas Instruments clients include Löyly Helsinki, Ikano Umeå, Fazer Visitor Centre, the Manerba showroom in Milano and many more.

design, event, Finland, panelist, people, portrait

#ambassadors  #art  #canon m5  #culture  #danish design  #denmark  #design  #design diplomacy  #discussion  #finland  #furniture  #håkan långstedt  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #interior  #kingdom of denmark  #lamps  #nordic  #people  #portrait  #residences  #saas instruments

1200 seats

The Huvila Festival Tent has a capacity of 1200 seats available and is the main concert venue of the Helsinki Festival. The tent was nearly sold out for a night with finest world music and afro beats.

concerts, culture, Finland, people

#audience  #blick bassy  #concert  #culture  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #juhlaviikot  #music  #performance  #spectators  #world music

Berry picker

There are many ways how to pick blueberries. I would use my hands, but of course, there exist berry picking tools like the rake depictured which helps quick and effortless to pull off berries without pulling the leaves.

culture, nature, nordic, people

#berries  #berry picker  #berry picking  #blueberries  #finland  #forest  #health  #male  #nature  #outdoor  #summer  #work

Despite rain, true fans

Despite few rain showers, the audience of Finnish band Saimaa stayed true fans chanting and listening to their music.

architecture, culture, nordic, people, performance

#concert  #finland  #helsinki  #live  #music  #performance  #saimaa  #terraces  #teurastamo  #urban culture centre

Second-hand selling

Teurastamo is the new urban food centre with numerous restaurants and bars in Helsinki. The spacious outdoor space is used for all kind of arrangements ranging from live music concerts, festivals, panels to second-hand selling clothing, ceramics and records.

architecture, culture, experience, people

#collectors  #culture  #records  #second-hand  #teurastamo  #urban culture centre

Son de Cuba

Finnish people love the sound of Cuban music. In Helsinki, one of the greatest places to enjoy Finnish jazz or Latin-American performed live music is Juttatupa. This pub and restaurant with live music stage is one of Helsinki's oldest establishments.

culture, multiculturality, music, people, performance

#concert  #cuban folk music  #culture  #finland  #helsinki  #jazz club  #juttutupa  #live music  #multiculturalism  #people  #performance  #restaurant  #rumbatupa  #son de cuba

Participatory design

Malmö Konsthall's approach to a co-operative design involving various stakeholders in the design process of decorating a separate part of the art hall with Islamic geometry and patterns.

art, design, education, experience, people

#architecture  #art  #children  #collaboration  #contemporary art  #culture  #malmo  #malmo konsthall  #multiculturalism  #nordic  #participatory design  #people  #scandinavia  #sverige  #sweden

Festival hygge

This picture is from a previous year when the weather was superb. This year (2017) it seems it will be very muddy and rainy experience.

experience, festival, people, scandinavia

#culture  #denmark  #experience  #festival  #multiculturalism  #music festival  #people  #roskilde festival  #scandinavia  #summer  #sun  #valotv

Dots & Music

Ask Brean works with contemporary technology in an attempt to harvest these processes own knowledge, detached from the user interface. In this image, he introduces to a curious art visitor of his studio some mode of operation that works in dialogue with music and prints dots.

art, education, people, scandinavia

#art  #art festival  #artist-run  #artists  #ateliers  #contemporary art  #culture  #konst  #kunst  #nordic  #norway  #oslo  #oslo open  #scandinavia  #studio

Drum circle

African drumming is very popular in Helsinki. Just at the corner of the World Village Festival, a small camp with djembe and other drums was located, driven by African artists.

education, nordic, people

#african  #afrobeat  #culture  #djembe  #drumming  #finland  #helsinki  #maailma kylässä  #mailmaa  #music  #outdoor  #people  #performance  #world village festival

Supporting DIY

FabLab RUC had in the Dream City there own small-scale workshop offering participants to build small loudspeakers, Ukulele and other useful things.

culture, design, education, experience, festival, people, scandinavia

#culture  #denmark  #diy  #event  #experience  #fablab  #fablab ruc  #festival  #festivalgoers  #innovation  #northern europe  #people  #roskilde festival  #scandinavia  #summer

Today at Islands Brygge

It's summertime and one of the most comfy or "hyggelig" places in Copenhagen is the grass area next the the waterfront in Islands Brygge.

architecture, city, culture, lifestyle, people, scandinavia

#city  #copenhagen  #culture  #denmark  #islands brygge  #københavn  #scandinavia  #summer  #waterfront

Ike

Iiro, the software architect.

This portrait was taken on a sunny day with minus 20 degrees in a winter landscape.

nordic, people, portrait

#architecture  #culture  #finland  #frozen  #helsinki  #ice  #landscape  #male  #nature  #nordic  #outdoor  #scenery  #sky  #sun  #suomi  #winter

Folkevandring

It's quite a migration of festivalgoers walking between the camping sites and music festival area. You can easily walk a couple of kilometres in the heat of the summer.

event, festival, people

#culture  #denmark  #event  #experience  #festival  #festivalgoers  #hygge  #migration  #northern europe  #people  #roskilde festival  #scandinavia  #summer

Richard Stanley

In the seventies, Richard produced the legendary Finnish rock band The Hurriganes. Later in the nineties, he co-founded with Alvar Gullichsen the fictitious art company Bonk Business Inc.

culture, graffiti, nordic, people, portrait

#bonk business  #creative  #creator  #film director  #finland  #music producer  #portrait  #richard charlie stanley

True Fans

"True Fans" is taken from a series of portraits taken of real fans of the Rolling Stones with a graffiti mural.

event, graffiti, people

#culture  #denmark  #experience  #fans  #graffiti  #graffiti camp  #mural  #music festival  #northern europe  #people  #rolling stones  #roskilde festival  #scandinavia

With Angie

Graffiti sprayers dedicated a whole wall for the Rolling Stones when they were to perform at Roskilde Festival in 2014.

"With Angie" is taken from a series of portraits taken of real fans of the Rolling Stones with the graffiti mural.

event, graffiti, people

#culture  #denmark  #experience  #fans  #graffiti  #graffiti camp  #mural  #music festival  #nordic  #northern europe  #people  #rolling stones  #roskilde festival  #scandinavia