The Enhanced Human Being

Imagine spring 2070; you may not be waiting for the season’s clothing to arrive at the stores but instead eagerly waiting for the season’s skin collection to be made public.

Over a few seasons now, the theme around an enhanced human being has been recurring in many trend forecasts. An interesting topic from both the scientific and the artistic points of view, here is Around’s summary of some thought-provoking projects for inspiration. (Continues…)

Signals trend exhibition uncovered the future of our homes by showcasing visual trend stories. Around had a chat with the curator Susanna Björklund about the process of creating the exhibition and the challenges the design business is facing as the demand for sustainable products is increasing ever more. We also take a look at the four trend themes of the exhibition. (Continues…)

The Signature exhibition at the interior design fair Habitare brings together design and contemporary art and discovers what happens when well-known designers and architects pick their favorite works from the world of contemporary art. Signature is curated for Habitare by Katja Räisänen and Mia Dillemuth.

In this collaboration, Around Journal launches the concept of a dialogue between creators by inviting them to interview each other and talk about creativity. The interviews published online take the visitor more deeply into these creators’ minds. (Continues..)

The Signature exhibition at the interior design fair Habitare brings together design and contemporary art and discovers what happens when well-known designers and architects pick their favorite works from the world of contemporary art. Signature is curated for Habitare by Katja Räisänen and Mia Dillemuth.

In this collaboration, Around Journal launches the concept of a dialogue between creators by inviting them to interview each other and talk about creativity. The interviews published online take the visitor more deeply into these creators’ minds. (Continues..)

The Signature exhibition at the interior design fair Habitare brings together design and contemporary art and discovers what happens when well-known designers and architects pick their favorite works from the world of contemporary art. Signature is curated for Habitare by Katja Räisänen and Mia Dillemuth.

In this collaboration, Around Journal launches the concept of a dialogue between creators by inviting them to interview each other and talk about creativity. The interviews published online take the visitor more deeply into these creators’ minds. (Continues..)

The Signature exhibition at the interior design fair Habitare brings together design and contemporary art and discovers what happens when well-known designers and architects pick their favorite works from the world of contemporary art. Signature is curated for Habitare by Katja Räisänen and Mia Dillemuth. (Continues…)

Fanny Tavastila’s work draws upon a nuanced spectrum of emotions. She builds her paintings slowly, layer upon layer: they are an intuitive and multifaceted examination of the relationship between the visible and the hidden, the everyday and the elegiac, the figurative and abstract. With an innate and lyrical sense of color, rhythm, texture and composition, her paintings capture the essence of that which is not easily expressed in words. (Continues…)

Tuomas A. Laitinen is a visual artist working mainly with video, light and installation. For his recent exhibition at Helsinki Contemporary gallery he continues to investigate the current questions related to biopolitics and ecology. Laitinen’s approach is as relevant as ever; manmade toxins and increasing pollution threaten the human existence. “The exhibition name reveals the concept of porousness, which for me is a way to think about dissolving the boundaries of binary thinking. I am interested in how ideas seep through each other organically.” (Continues…)

The renaissance moment in menswear inspired Around Journal to interview designer Havina Jäntti for her modern, and more unisex take on fashion. Gender has become a footnote; individualism arises. “I think the growth of gender-fluid fashion is a reflection of the society, since the importance of gender and the roles they bear are not as prominent as they have been in the past. Already some fashion houses have combined their men’s and women’s shows and present them as one collection. I think it’s a very natural thing to do.” (Continues…)

Around Journal had the pleasure to interview Tuomas Merikoski, designer and the creator of AALTO International. The successful Paris-based brand has its roots in Finnish culture and is enriched by international influences. Merikoski with his label is one of the four nominees for the highly respected ANDAM prize 2017. Merikoski is interested in creating a new kind of cultural Finnish identity. He is fascinated by collaborations with visual and other art forms, changing the formats and ways of working. (Continues…)