We know that our current way of consuming is not going to make it in the long term if we want to keep this planet alive. Thankfully, many of today’s designers are exploring new ways to innovate more sustainable materials for future products. (Continues…)

How does a person defend the particularity of one’s identity in a digitalized world? Hyperculture is the result of endless mixing of origins and ideas on the web. Hannaleena Heiska’s exhibition Camouflage touches not only the current theme of an individual’s right to privacy, but also the actual fluidity of identity. ”About a year ago I bumped into an article about an anti-facial recognition algorithm to conceal people’s identities with the help of make-up. The idea of hiding one’s true identity or even creating temporary one started to fascinate me.” (Continues…)

Jonna Kina’s work lies at the junction of sound and art. Viewing Kina’s art objects requires you to make connections, to find the thread that runs through the visual and aural ideas she presents. In Somnivm, she removes the human element from the images of the marble quarries at Carrara, allowing the viewer to discern what has caused the beautiful destruction of the landscapes. Here, the sound adds to the emptiness in the landscapes by filling it with the natural, authentic sounds recorded at the quarries. (Continues…)

The basis for the future of design lies in material innovations. In this series of articles we explore just a few of the many ideas that the Around Team feels could make a difference and change the way we think about the materials that surround us. (Continues…)

It seems that this is almost a ‘Golden Age’ of Finnish fashion. Technical innovations have preceded these revolutionary periods in history. And such is partly the case this time around. Social media has enabled in many areas of culture for niche to become mass. More importantly, in this time and age, the challenge is to create something long-lasting. Many of these designs captured by photographer Eeva Suutari will certainly stand the test of time, and more. (Continues..)

“Fascinating shapes that are being hidden, new forms surfacing. It’s all in your mind.” Editorial by Christian Jakowleff and Noora Makkonen (Continues…)

“The inner regions do not comply with language, they tow toward where words cannot be.” With all as flakes in space, what is to make with words of Fergus Feehily’s exhibition, symposium (and now, book)? (Continues…)

Around Journal launches a new segment titled Portfolio, which presents carefully curated selections from emerging visual artists. The monthly portfolio posts will contain occasional snaps from the creative’s archives while focusing on their latest output. The first one out is a dreamy assortment by Helsinki-based photographer and visual artist Evelin Kask. (Continues..)

Lotta Wennäkoski’s Until the Dreams at times feels like a crowd assembled to shout at you, a comic play and a love song to Finland. Composed for the 90th anniversary of the Radio Symphony Orchestra and the 117-year-old Polytech Choir, Wennäkoski writes odes about love that almost soothe you, if her complex rhythms weren’t creating such a sense of excitement, even at times wonder. (Continues…)

Our lives have always been governed by circles. From the globe on which we live, to the rising of the sun and the pull of the moon, we have replicated and incorporated this enigmatic shape into ancient rituals, famous artworks, science and mathematics since time began. The Circle is the main concept in Pantone’s colour forecast for Autumn / Winter 2019-20 as the trend for colourful living continues. (Continues…)