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December 31, 2005

Active welfare in Helsinki

Emude, a consortium of design schools and research institutions - and Doors - has spent the last two years years looking at social innovation among creative communities in different parts of Europe. Having observed the emergence of what we call “active welfare” in many of these situations, we realise that new kinds of social infrastructure are needed to support it. A meeting in Helsinki, on Friday 10 February, probably at UIAH, will develop this idea. Details will be in our February newsletter and on this blog, but you might want to book your flight ahead of that to get a good price. Oh, and if you're celebrtating the new year tonight, have a great evening. And see you in 2006.

Posted by John Thackara at December 31, 2005 01:02 PM


Sounds very interesting. Pity that I have planned something else that day. Went to the North of Iceland between Xmas and New year to visit my project discussed in your book. It is still on the go, now we are working on the 3rd version of a feasibility plan that will start including costs and governance. This is to be sent out to policy makers and government, that we have been lobbying during the last year. Will send info and plans soon. Dori

Posted by: dori gislason at January 5, 2006 11:34 AM

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