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Scan Magazine  |  Editor’s Note

Dear Reader, What a year we have had here at Scan Magazine. Back in February we ran one of our biggest food specials yet, in April we published a big panNordic design celebration, in August we explored Norwegian culture to an extent previously unmatched, and our October architecture special was as mind-blowingly beautiful as always. We have had stars including Pilou Asbæk, Ulrich Thomsen and Kristofer Hivju on the cover and I will remain inspired by chats with Annika Sörenstam and Laleh for a very long time. With our December issue, we wrap up 2016 in style, sampling our favourite exports and aspects of the Nordic region. On the cover is Sweden’s ski queen, Charlotte Kalla, who could perhaps be described as a bit un-Swedish in that she is not scared to go her own way, against the tide. Such determination and stubbornness are perhaps what most of this issue’s interviewees have in common. From a chronically ill Norwegian woman who found solace and sanity in designing and selling handmade jewellery, to locals in a northern Swedish village who saved the school that was threatened with closure and went on to create a peaceful, authentic tourist destination in the wilderness – there is no shortage of focus and perseverance here. Equally, the headteachers of Swedish schools abroad,

determined to allow Swedish children abroad to stay in touch with their roots; the mayors and business leaders of towns and cities across Denmark, working hard to make their local communities thrive; and the independent shop owners in Norway, selling unique design items in one-of-a-kind environments – they are all visionaries going their own way. As 2016 draws to a close, we look forward to yet another year of championing the Scandinavian values of openness, innovation, community spirit and unfailing creativity. And I, personally, am looking forward to a little bit of a break. My first batch of homemade glögg is ready, that Christmassy scent of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom is spreading throughout the house, and even here – far from the snowy hills of my native Sweden – a wintery sky calls for a fire. We wish you a festive season of warmth and rest, and a very Scandinavian 2017.

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