Vilnius bookshop sign

Books build history 20.06.2017 – Posted in: Inspiration

The Nordic branch of art libraries network Arlis had their annual conference in Helsinki last week, and I was invited to give a speech at the event. What could be more rewarding an audience than a roomful of librarians to talk about old books and the meaning of libraries! The conference focused on library customers, and I was asked to tell about how I used libraries when I worked a few years ago on my…

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Kaupungin piirteet, Stadens prägel, Outlining A City

New book about Helsinki: Outlining a City 01.06.2017 – Posted in: Inspiration

The Pro Helsingfors Foundation has just published a fantastic new book about Helsinki: Kaupungin piirteet – Stadens prägel – Outlining a City. It is published by a small quality publisher AtlasArt and the editor is my distinguished colleague Juha Ilonen, architect, photographer, designer, educator, and author of several Helsinki books such as his intriguing urban study The Other Helsinki: The Reverse Face of Architecture in the City (2014). The hefty new book is outstanding both in…

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