In Finland, the international design foundation was established in 2010 to manage, coordinate and execute the World Design Capital Project. For the year 2012, Helsinki will be hosting the event.
¨For us openness equals transparency, global responsibility and innovation. Usability, sustainability and desirability. That is what we are looking for. We design for better life.¨ - Open House Helsinki
What does it mean to be open for Helsinki?
The concept is inspiring, and I wish more cities would adopt this belief: to be a city where information, ideas, thoughts and people can move freely without unnecessary creativity-hampering obstacles. Cities belong to their inhabitants.
The WDC Selection Committee has three finalists for hosting the 2014 event: 1) Bilbao (Spain) 2) Cape Town (South Africa) 3) Dublin (Ireland) ... let´s see which city will be selected!
P.S. Last week was pretty hectic which evidently resulted in no new posts! But I did experiment a bit with html coding for the blog, thus a change in the aesthetics.