Category Archives: Culture

From Bangladesh via New York and Wall Street to Stockholm

Tweet On a Sunday afternoon at the restaurant Vapiano in the Old Town of Stockholm , I met 33 years old Patrick Botlero.  He was born in Dhaka in Bangladesh, grew up in Queens, New York, worked in Wall Street … Continue reading

Global problems, local solutions

Tweet The unprecedented success of the London 2012 Olympic Games has once again shown the global role that cities now hold.The opening ceremony focused on work and health as it celebrated the community spirit at the heart of the Olympic … Continue reading

The Global City: Melting Pot and Pressure Cooker

Tweet The city has long been a microcosm of the diverse and interconnected world we live in.  Whether Stockholm, with its vibrant expat Iraqi population (one of the largest in the world) or Rio de Janeiro neighbourhood, with its Afro-samba … Continue reading

Hard Rain now on the Road to Rio

Tweet Dear friends, I am just back from Brazil and have follow up work on the world tour of Hard Rain Exhibition. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the project’s founding partner; it is supported by the Swedish International … Continue reading

Award for sustainable and humanitarian design – the world’s most valuable design prize

Tweet One of the finalist in Copenhagens INDEX award is the Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, who work together as Studio FormaFantasma , to create Autarchy, a collection of vessels and lamps made from a specially developed bio-material based on … Continue reading

A Winter Samba in Rio – July 2011

Tweet Rio’s historic docklands at Largo de Sao Francisco da Prainha are founded on a notorious past. Brazil’s busiest port at the height of the international slave trade, it was here that tens of thousands of captured Africans were sold … Continue reading

Photos in the service of Sustainability awareness

Tweet Good photography, art and inspirational music often contribute to increased awareness and may become an increasingly important area of ​​sustainability. When I am in the early 1990’s, helped develop the Natural Step Foundation we created a network called Artists for Environment as an important source of inspiration and provided a complementary culture perspective in sustainability efforts. Visitors to Stockholm until 26 June, definitely visit one of Stockholm’s new attractions –  namely … Continue reading