In the News: Five ThingsJanuary 29, 2016
Each week, our editors will highlight a handful of Swedish stories that catch our attention.
Big news for actress Alicia Vikander
In the same week, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl and was nominated for an Oscar for the same role.
Sidewalks in the sky coming to Stockholm?
Tech Insider highlighted a new project in downtown Stockholm that would feature “floating” sidewalks – elevated paths connecting a new set of apartment buildings. Swedish architecture firm Anders Berensson Architects is behind the plans for Klarastaden; construction would begin in 2018 if plans work out.
Vikings invade NYC
The Swedish History Museum will present The Vikings Exhibition from Feb. 5 to Sept. 5 at Discovery Times Square in New York City. The exhibit boasts nearly 500 ancient artifacts, many of which never have been seen outside of Scandinavia, and features the Gokstad II, a replica Viking boat.
Swedish ads among 2015’s best
Each year, the Epica Awards celebrate the best of the best of the creative industry (advertising, design, media, PR and digital). The 2015 awards were handed out in late November, and Adweek’s David Griner highlighted some of his favorite ads. Included on his list were a pair of ads from TBWA Stockholm and an ad for Swedish-based Rekorderlig Cider by Saatchi & Saatchi, London that featured “The Reindeer Herder’s Joik” by contemporary Swedish musician Jon Henrik Fjällgren.
Refugees acclimating to new world in Sweden
National Geographic examined what life is like for African and Middle East refugees, 600 of whom temporarily are staying in Swedish Lapland at a resort called Riksgränsen in the northern tip of the country.