You may wonder what ‘Fika talk’ means. Fika is a Swedish word used for ‘drinking a coffee’, usually accompanied by snacks. If we are to be true to its real Swedish meaning, Fika is much more than that. It’s a true social institution in Sweden. It goes beyond the typical coffee break, involving some serious socializing. Fika is when Swedish locals grab their closest friends and enjoy a bit of socializing, with a bit of brainstorming, and a bit of debate. Good ideas are born from good coffee, we may say.
The first event of the Fika Talks series happened a while back, on September 12, when, inspired by the Fika concept, a space dedicated to meaningful dialogue was created. Besides the creative debates, an exquisite urban design pop-up installation by Jan Ryden (Sweden) was born, and it can still be seen @ MNAC Sala Dalles until October 12.
What do we get from Fika Talks 2? The second chance to meet with Swedish design, and to listen to Birgitta Notlöf and Torsten Hild. We get to have a better picture of an authentic democracy built through design, education, sustainability. We might become familiar with the inspirational design and allow it to change our urban perspectives, and maybe even get inspired to reshape the traditional crafts, and jobs. The sky is the limit when we are to talk about how creative design can make a real impact in our everyday lives.
The event takes place on Thursday, September 28, @ Sala Dalles – 18 Nicolae Balcescu, Bucharest. If all this got you somehow intrigued, you can find more details on http://bit.ly/2yEbzDz.
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