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First Finimalism Journal explores designers' and architects' role as part of the green transition

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Anna Rusi

Finimalism, a joint project between architecture, design and fashion, published its first Journal collection at the beginning of January. The publication brings together Finnish designers' thoughts on their work, its changing role and future needs.

Text: Anna Rusi

Finimalism, a shared initiative by three organizations – Archinfo Finland, Fashion Finland, and Finnish Design Info – recently launched its own online platform that brings together the stories of Finnish Design in a new visual and narrative form. The aim of the project is to increase the international visibility of the design industries and to renew the whole narrative of Finnish Design.

Finimalism Journal creates a forum for green, beautiful and imaginative design. The first issue, themed "Rethink", is dedicated to the voices of the design industry. In their articles, six pioneering Finnish architects, designers and fashion designers reflect on how the work in their respective field has changed over the years – and how it should change in the future.

In Rethink, themes such as resource and material use, consumer habits and the sustainability of the building sector are discussed. The designers explain in their own words how they got into the industry, how they see the role of their work in the green transition, and how to look to the future with a sense of responsibility – and hope. The issue includes visionaries such as Jenni Reuter, Teemu Kurkela and Yrjö Kukkapuro.

Archinfo will share articles originally published on during this spring. In the first article, fashion designer Sofia Ilmonen explains how clothing can change and be rebuilt again and again – without compromising on a rich and imaginative aesthetic.

Read Sofia Ilmonen's article here. 
In the future, you can find more Journal articles here.