FINLAND: Flow Festival will present a series of urban-themed talks featuring key international figures on August 12, as well as workshops and discussions.
Flow Festival and the think tank Demos Helsinki are co-operating for the third time to host the Flow Talks event, bringing together the festival crowd with urban groups, communities and professionals to join discussions on how to develop urban life. The themes of the workshops include balancing work and home life, visions of future homes, how to scale grass roots ideas into million-dollar projects and communal banking concepts for the future.
Flow Talks will welcome internationally recognised speakers to discuss its various topics, two of whom have already been confirmed. Sweden’s Gustaf Josefsson, who specialises in digitalisation, future trends and change management, will combine science, story-telling and humour in his talk on how technology is shaping humanity and how the future will be built collaboratively. Helsinki’s deputy mayor and former Green member of Parliament Anni Sinnemäki will give her talk on what quality city life means, and what the urban future looks like.