Monthly Archives: February 2013

There is a country at the top of world

Finland, which was once called by the BBC, an “education superpower” is gathering a lot of fans and quite a buzz.  Indeed, it’s international educational scores are nowadays only matched by South Korea on the Programme for International Student Assessment … Continue reading

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The spirit of the Café

Where my research on Cafés as hubs of human interactions unfolds: Helsinki’s Café Esplanad.    Where young nervous couples have their first dates, where new immigrants meet to share with passion the latest news from their home country, where young … Continue reading

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A complete artistic revolution

I am so thrilled to have snatched last minute tickets to see at Helsinki’s Opera tonight the dance piece In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated by one of my favourite artists ever, dancer and choreographer William Forsythe.  I first saw his work Eidos:Telos … Continue reading

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The movie to see today

Can’t wait to see Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man. It seems to offer keys on how to create a enigmatic film around a character who is no longer alive.

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Researching in Estonia

Landing in pretty medieval Talinn for a weekend research getaway, we found ourselves by total coincidence in the middle of the celebrations of Estonia’s National Independence Day. Fascinating to see the pride in the eyes of a young population who … Continue reading

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Finding the light in Lapland, Finland

At the very end of the polar night, we were invited to attend the Lapland Sbabmagovat Film Festival set in Inari, Finland, 350 kms beyond the Arctic circle.  We came representing the First Nations mobile studio of creation Wapikoni Mobile, … Continue reading

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