Exploring the Foundations of Creativity and New Ideas


The Finnish Institute's new publication, Encounters, celebrates the Institute's first 20 years in London by exploring how connections between people produce new creative ideas.

Unexpected encounters cross cultures and borders are the foundations of creativity and new ideas. Encounters investigates what exactly happens when new people meet, share ideas, exchange views and form partnerships. The publication is about international encounters in the realm of the civil society and it presents those who have witnessed it in action.

is the first release in the Finnish Institute's new publication series called Reaktio. The books in the series focus on critical contemporary issues, they pose questions and offer commentary. The books encourage debate and provoke action; they are books to think with and books to act on.

The second book in the series focusing on community media and artist TV will be published in spring 2012.