Nordicity and creativity between Östersund and Montréal

March 9, 2016

The Bureau du design is proud to support Fia Gulliksson’s visit to Montréal for the Nordicité 2016 symposium held by the Kopula collective. Serial entrepreneur Fia is passionate about gastronomy and all forms of creativity in the service of social and community development.

She was among those behind the designation of Östersund (Sweden) as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Her presentation as part of the “Daily Nordicity” panel will deal with the manner in which culture, particularly design and gastronomy, can serve as a creative impetus for richness in Nordic communities such as Montréal, in addition to acting as agents of cohesion in society.

Fia has also created Food In Action, a company dedicated to changing our food model in order to make it more effective and sustainable on economic, social and cultural levels.

Gaining access to such international expertise is a true privilege and, for Montrealers, it is one of the tangible advantages of belonging to the UNESCO Network of 116 Creative Cities for the past 10 years.

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: Concordia University, 1450 Guy Street, Montréal, QC  H3H 0A1 (BMO Amphitheatre – MB 1.120) 

Free admission, registration mandatory