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Helsinki Celebrates the Art of Design

by Akhil Kalepu

Aug 16, 2016

Stringed Figure by Henry Moore © Pedro Ribeiro Simoes | Flickr

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For members of the multi-disciplinary world of design, Helsink Design Week is one of the most exciting times of the year. Every year, the city becomes a studio for productions and discussions, decorating the city with elaborate installations and holding panels with the biggest names in art and engineering.


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One hundred and twenty thousand visitors are expected to arrive in the Finnish capital, attending more than 200 events held across the city covering a variety of topics. Design Diplomacy will be holding a series of meetings and discussions about international cooperation in participating embassies. Open Studios offers attendees the chance to learn about Helsinki’s world-class architecture and design studios, while HDW Children’s Weekend provides workshops for tomorrow’s artists and engineers.



Even if you don’t know anything about the technical aspect, visitors in the city can appreciate HDW HOP’s various art installations constructed around the city, like Berlin’s Plastique Fantastique, a giant soap bubble engulfing Helsinki’s Three Smith’s statue.


Learn more about the discussions and works of art by visiting helsinkidesignweek.com.



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