The Swedish winter is a season full of lights behind the windows and on the streets: the time of year to toast with glögg, a spiced wine, flavoured with almonds and raisins. The drink is distributed by street vendors in the many Christmas markets, between the stalls of craft products. This is the reason why so many say that the celebration is even more magical in Sweden.
Among the thousands antiques scrupulously guarded in the “office” of Mr. Fethi, it is the photocopy of a big book that catches my attention more than anything else. I suddenly forget the documents, the postcards, the coins, and all kind of old items that Fethi, the keeper of the café-museum of the ksour of Medenine, shows us telling a story for each of them.
On September 22nd in Italy, European legends enthusiasts have found something to sink their teeth into, during the presentation in Rome of a book by Lennart Meri (at the Travel Literature Festival). The publication (Publisher Gangemi) is by the Foundation Lennart Meri and by the ‘Italy Estonia’ Association. “Hõbevalge”, appeared on the bookshelves in 1976 and has a special meaning twenty five years after the regained independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The urban sustainability has always been the Swedish business card and is also the theme of "The Forests of Venice" (the side event of the Fifteenth International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale of 2016) that promotes the interaction between nature and urban environment. "The Forests of Venice" was made possible due to the initiative of the study "Kjellander + Sjöberg and Folkhem" with the Swedish Institute's support. Jan Åman was the exhibition curator, while Swedish Wood, Sveaskog and Martinsons have contributed to the project.