The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland Publishes a Comic Book to Celebrate its 30th Birthday

30 years after the founding of the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, which supports cultural exchange between artists, researchers and cultural actors in Finland, the Republic of Ireland and the UK, the institute has released a comic book, entitled An Equal Future: Inspiring Social Innovations from Finland, Ireland and the UK. 

In the spirit of knowledge exchange and collaboration, three leading comic book artists worked on the book: Maria Björklund from Finland, Darryl Cunningham from England and PJ Holden from Northern Ireland.

The book features examples of innovative social solutions in comic book form derived from interviews with experts in social issues, including, Tuukka Toivonen, course leader in MA Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins and Matthew Downie MBE, director of policy and external affairs for Crisis UK.

In addition to the book release, the institute over the next few months will be hosting a series of online discussions with prominent English, Irish and UK change makers to explore the central themes of the book. The first of these events took place on February 24th and explored the ways in which the Covid-19 Pandemic has affected how young people spend their free time.

Download a free copy of the book in English, Finnish or Swedish here.