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(UN)Dressing the Man – Meet the speakers

(UN)Dressing the Man – Meet the speakers

They say the clothes make a man - but what does that actually mean? (UN)Dressing the Man explores the notion of masculinity in fashion in a panel talk. Join us on the 26th of August 2020 at Kämp Garden for a discussion on how the body and form is evolving in fashion...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

This year has been one of strong turbulence, and it has forced us to face the deepest vulnerabilities and recognise the severest flaws of our societies.

Trainee’s diary

Trainee’s diary

The Benelux Institute’s trainees Emil Kusnetsoff and Sara Martinsen are talking about work and life balance during the current global situation.

5 Finnish Floral Artists

5 Finnish Floral Artists

Hanna picked 5 Finnish artists doing creative things with flowers, whether it’s photography, installation or making bouquets.

5 Finnish Movies of 2010s

5 Finnish Movies of 2010s

Emil has selected his 5 favourite Finnish films of 2010s that are definitely worth watching. From an 80s style adventure to a BDSM-themed love story and a black-and-white boxing movie, spend your lockdown getting to know fascinating Finnish cinema.

5 Finnish Photographers

5 Finnish Photographers

Sara has selected 5 Finnish photographers who are definitely worth checking out. Working in different styles, sectors and even cities, they all have a splendid aye for beauty and details.

5 Finnish Illustrators

5 Finnish Illustrators

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing and highlighting organisations, artists, venues, etc. to support the people around us. We encourage you to click, discover, enjoy, support and stick together in these unreal times. First up: 5 Finnish illustrators at the top of their game, selected by Hanna.

Masculinity – what on earth is that?

Masculinity – what on earth is that?

Article based on the Youth/Masculinities panel discussion organised on the 6th of November 2019 in The National Museum of Finland, as part of the Institute’s RE/defining Masculinities Helsinki week. The article is written by the journalist Nana Blomqvist, working as the Project Coordinator for Ekvalita’s masculinity programme « Vem é man? » – an important partner in the Institute’s RE/defining Masculinities project.

Hello 2020, hello NEW Normal

Hello 2020, hello NEW Normal

2020 does not only ring in a new year, but also a new decade. In a world where everything is in a constant shift, ten years feel like an eternity. We are entering the new decade with question marks all around us. What will become of us, our lives and the world around us? Coming from these questions and ideas, we present NEW Normal as this year’s overall theme.

Kriticos: « Men Need to be Held Accountable »

Kriticos: « Men Need to be Held Accountable »

Kriticos Mwansa is a Belgian musician, currently studying Business Management and Marketing in Brussels. Kriticos was born in Zambia to Zambian-Greek and Tanzanian parents, and moved to Belgium at the age of 8. As a musician, Kriticos has made some significant career strives in East Africa with a recently released EP, and is now looking to branch out to the European market.

Renowned Finnish artists and rising talents: a broad cultural programme supporting the presidency of the Council of the EU

Renowned Finnish artists and rising talents: a broad cultural programme supporting the presidency of the Council of the EU

During Finland’s presidency of the Council of the EU starting at the beginning of July, Brussels will be featuring some of the top names in Finnish contemporary art and culture, as well as rising new talents. The broad cultural programme supports the priority themes of the EU presidency period. The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux in Brussels is closely involved in carrying out the programme. 

Together Alone – the selected projects from the third round

Together Alone – the selected projects from the third round

On March 23rd, The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network launched #TogetherAloneFI in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Nine weeks and 437 applications later, we have now commissioned 20 artists, creatives and collectives around the globe. For the third – and final – application round of Together Alone, we have selected eight projects out of no less than 166 applications.