With more heavy metal bands per capita than anywhere else in the known universe, Finland is at the heart of the tight-knit global metal community. We see how they determine which Finnish city gets the title of Capital of Metal. We also talk with the Finnish university researcher behind the annual Modern Heavy Metal Conference.
Finland’s original approach to cataloguing intangible cultural heritage is collaborative and ongoing. The inventory includes many of the country’s singular strengths and inimitable quirks, some of which might become part of Unesco’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The year Helsinki Design Week, Scandinavia's biggest design fest, was founded
The year Francisco Tárrega composed the waltz that later became the Nokia ringtone
A Finnish invention allowing anyone to set up a restaurant for a day