Scan Magazine, Issue 134, March 2020

Page 132

Photo: Organic Day

Scandinavian Culture Calendar – Where to go, what to see? It’s all happening here! Arctic Design Week (16-22 March) Sustainability and responsible design take centre stage at Arctic Design Week 2020, a seven-day-long celebration of northern design excellence and innovation. With the series of events, exhibitions and seminars all hosted by the town of Rovaniemi, a recognised pioneer within circular economy, this year’s theme is particularly fitting: ReCreate. Multiple venues. 132  |  Issue 134  |  March 2020

Pär Engsheden and Sara Danius’ dresses (26 March-20 September) The Nobel Prize awards put the spotlight on achievements that have changed the entire world, but the annual gala banquet is also a major showcase of contemporary culture – including dresses. The striking creations worn by the late Sara Danius, then permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, feature symbolically significant designs, all by Pär Engsbeden. 10am to 5pm. Nordiska

By Jo Iivonen

museet, Djurgårdsvägen 6-16, 115 93 Stockholm, Sweden.

Art Nordic Exhibition (27-29 March) The Nordic region’s biggest art sales exhibition gathers collectors and aspiring artists, as well as those looking to get a glimpse into what’s happening in the regional art scene. This year, 270 artists will display their works, the major-