True Nordic Culture Explored
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Copenhageners party

This is one way how Copenhageners party in the summertime. Friends meeting friends and talk while others dance, make drawings, chill or perform together some societal games.

culture, Denmark, event, experience, lifestyle, multiculturality, scandinavia

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

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

Janne Haavisto & The Shubie Brothers

In May this year, Janne Haavisto & The Shubie Brothers released the album "You Are Here". At Helsinki Festival they performed it live in a true feast of instrumental ska mixed with surf rock and other sweet-sounding rhythms.

culture, festival, Finland, music

#abdissa mamba assefa  #concert  #culture  #drummer  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #janne haavisto  #janne haavisto the shubie brothers  #juhlaviikot  #jukka kiviniemi  #jussi jaakonaho  #miikka paatelainen  #musician  #musicians  #nordic  #performance  #surf rock

Steel guitar virtuoso

Steel guitar by no one else than the Finnish musician legend Olli Haavisto who recorded and released music with eg Jim Pembroke Band, Hoedown, Tuomari Nurmio and others. Multi-instrumentalist Olli is the older brother to Janne and performed at this Helsinki Festival concert as the special guest of the evening. Olli was so cool being a humble virtuoso performing with an unusual Hawaiian steel guitar.

Artists, concerts, festival, Finland, music

#blues  #concert  #country  #finland  #hawaiian steel guitar  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #janne haavisto the shubie brothers  #music  #musician  #olli haavisto  #performance  #rock  #steel guitar  #surf rock

Drummer Janne Haavisto

Finland for some time now has been known for excellent authentic rock and surf oriented instrumental music. Janne Haavisto used to be in the Finnish 60s-style rock cult band Laika & The Cosmonauts. At present day Haavisto, a drummer, guitarist, composer and producer presented his newest band project with The Shubie Brothers at the Helsinki Festivals Huvila Tent.

Artists, concerts, culture, Finland, performance

#concert  #drummer  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #janne haavisto  #janne haavisto the shubie brothers  #musician  #performance  #surf rock

Ticket and Information Center

Professional guidance and great service at Ticket and Information Center at the main entrance to the Huvila Festival Tent area.

experience, festival, Finland

#canon m5  #concert  #culture  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #juhlaviikot  #people  #service  #ticket office

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

The Blassics

The Blassics play original funk with afrobeat elements. The band coming from Hämeenlinna in Finland perform probably the grooviest Ethiopian jazz-inspired music I've ever heard in my life. At this occasion, the seven-piece live band was part of a Funky Amigo event at the urban food district Teurastamo in Helsinki.

concerts, event, Finland, music

#afrobeat  #culinary  #culture  #ethio-jazz  #ethiopian jazz music  #finland  #food  #funky amigos  #helsinki  #jazz music  #performance  #restaurants  #terraces  #teurastamo  #the abattoir  #the blassics  #urban  #urban culture centre

Jury & Design teams

All design teams, guests and the members of the jury. The jury in the front row, starting from the right with Linda Liukas (comp programmer & writer), Arni Aromaa (Creative Director), Kari Korkman (CEO Helsinki Design Week), Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko (CEO Marimekko) and Juho Kastemaa (HCI & VR specialist).

awards, competition, culture, design, event, Finland, IxD

#ar  #arni aromaa  #canon m5  #competition  #concept  #culture  #design  #designathon  #fashion  #finland  #hackathon  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #hyvä myrsky  #juho kastemaa  #junction  #kari korkman  #linda liukas  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #nordic  #patterns  #petja kärki  #rauno huttunen  #slush  #sona brabencova  #tiina alahuhta-kasko

Anna Brchisky

Anna Brchisky, representing the co-partner Junction, welcomes all design teams, the jury and other guests to the award ceremony. Junction is responsible for a number of inspiring hackathon events in Finland.

awards, competition, culture, design, Finland, IxD

#anna brchisky  #ar  #canon m5  #competition  #concept  #culture  #design  #designathon  #fashion  #finland  #hackathon  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #hyvä myrsky  #junction  #lifestyle  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #nordic  #patterns  #slush

Dome of Visions Copenhagen

The first Dome of Visions by architects Benny Jepsen and Kristoffer Tejlgaard build next to the Royal Danish Library. This geodesic dome was built to promote new ideas in construction and urban thinking as well as a consideration for a sustainable society of the future. Dome of Visions was used as an event centre for cultural events and open meeting place for the public. The temporary building was put down at the end of 2015. Currently, new geodesic domes are constructed for a period of time in collaboration with NCC and introduced to citizens all over the Nordic countries e.g. Aarhus, Stockholm, Visby and Helsinki.

architecture, city, Denmark, design, scandinavia

#architecture  #benny jepsen  #boating  #city  #construction  #copenhagen  #culture  #denmark  #dome  #dome of visions  #event centre  #geodesic dome  #geometry  #kristoffer tejlgaard  #københavn  #ncc  #ncc construction denmark  #northern europe  #søren kierkegaards plads  #the royal danish library

Sunrise in Nyhavn

Sunrise in Copenhagen can be the best experience ever depending where you at that time. This image is taken in Nyhavn, in the centre of Copenhagen at 8 o'clock in October.

architecture, city, Denmark, lifestyle, scandinavia

#architecture  #barge  #boats  #buildings  #canal  #city  #colorful houses  #copenhagen  #culture  #denmark  #entertainment district  #facades  #københavn  #nordic  #northern europe  #nyhavn  #restaurants  #scandinavia  #sunrise  #waterfront

Modern Danish architecture

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects finished the Havneholmen residential building in 2008. The European awarded housing complex stands out in its appearance for varying building heights of the apartments and the visual tone.

architecture, city, culture, Denmark, lifestyle

#architecture  #city  #construction  #copenhagen  #culture  #denmark  #design  #havneholmen  #islands brygge  #københavn  #lundgaard tranberg architects  #residential building  #scandinavia  #summer  #sydhavnen  #waterfront

Kinetic sculptures

Visiting Jessica MacMillan studio in the Artists' House. American multidisciplinary artist MacMillan creates sculptures and installations within astronomy and their relationship to the actuality of daily life on our planet. She explains to visitors her visions of this installation that in astronomy, reality and appearance are more disconnected than in any other area of human experience. The kinetic sculptures of household objects are aligned with the axis of the planet and mounted the same that are used for guiding telescopes.

art, Artists, design, education, interactive, Norway

#anti planet  #art  #art festival  #artist-run  #artists  #astronomy  #ateliers  #coffee press  #contemporary art  #culture  #installation  #jessica macmillan  #kinetic  #konst  #kunst  #kunstnernes hus  #nordic  #norway  #orange juice  #oslo  #oslo open  #scandinavia  #sculptures  #shoe  #studios  #the artists house

Modern meets classic pattern

Modern meets classic Marimekko printed cotton fabrics. The pattern in the middle titled Veljekset displays Finnish folk tales and is designed by young designer Maija Louekari to celebrate Finland’s 100th year of independence in 2017. The pattern next to Veljekset named Iso Noppa was designed by Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in 1954.

culture, design, fashion, Finland

#canon m5  #culture  #design  #fabrics  #fashion  #finland  #finnish design house  #helsinki  #iso noppa  #lifestyle  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #nordic  #pattern  #printed cotton  #veljekset  #vuokko eskolin-nurmesniemi

Finnish lifestyle

An open showroom at Marimekko's headquarter displaying Finnish lifestyle products such as white Artek stools, Eero Arnio's Ball Chair and Marimekko cushions, teacups and printed cotton fabric classics showing the designs of Maija Isola's: Isot Kivet (1959), Joonas (1961) and the Unikko (1964) flower pattern. The only exception is the Hyvä Myrsky pattern, a blueprint by Marimekko's young star designer Maija Louekari, solely created for the Marimekko Designathon.

culture, design, Finland, lifestyle, nordic

#ar  #artek stool  #ball chair  #canon m5  #culture  #design  #designathon  #eero aarnio  #fashion  #finland  #furniture  #hackathon  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #isot kivet  #joonas  #junction  #lifestyle  #maija isola  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #mixed reality  #nordic  #patterns  #slush  #teacups  #textile  #unikko  #vr

Marimekko headquarter

Standing in front Marimekko's headquarter in Helsinki. As a part of the many announced events by Helsinki Design Week, the Finnish lifestyle brand Marimekko organised a designathon in collaboration with tech event Slush and hackathon company Junction.

awards, competition, fashion, Finland

#ar  #building  #canon m5  #competition  #culture  #design  #designathon  #fashion  #finland  #hackathon  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #junction  #lifestyle  #marimekko  #mixed reality  #new media  #nordic  #slush  #technology  #vr

Call it Voodoo Afro-Funk

Call it voodoo afro-funk. Vaudou Game got the people out of their seats to dance to their catchy music. I'd say their lead singer was wrong at the beginning of their gig to incline that Finnish people can't dance!

concerts, culture, experience, festival, Finland, music, nordic

#afro-funk  #afrobeat  #audience  #benin  #blues  #concert  #culture  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #jazz  #juhlaviikot  #music  #musicians  #performance  #peter solo  #soul  #spectators  #togo  #vaudou game  #voodoo  #world music

Sensational performance

In less than 3 songs Vaudoo Game captured the attention of the audience to dance and cheer to their sensational afro-funk performance at the dancefloor area at the Huvila Festival Tent.

concerts, culture, experience, Finland, performance, spectators

#afro-funk  #afrobeat  #audience  #benin  #blues  #concert  #culture  #finland  #helsingfors festspel  #helsingin juhlaviikot  #helsinki  #helsinki festival  #huvila festival tent  #jazz  #juhlaviikot  #music  #musicians  #performance  #peter solo  #soul  #spectators  #togo  #vaudou game  #voodoo  #world music