This year FCINY highlighted the importance of circular economy and sustainability, switched the perspective to outer space and approached the challenge of deconstructing cultural binaries. We also had the pleasure to work with an inspiring group of visual arts professionals through our residency, fellowship and mentoring programs in New York and Helsinki.
The Library’s Other Intelligences, organized by the MOBIUS Fellowship Program of the FCINY in collaboration with the Helsinki Public Library, will open at the new Central Library Oodi in January 2019. The project features newly commissioned artworks, original research and a series of events, including an opening celebration on Friday, January 11, and a symposium on Saturday, January 12.
Jenni Väänänen, our designer-in-residence November – December, works towards sustainability at Finnish design house Samuji, and finds inspiration from the lives and work of unconventional female artists.