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Michael Sorkin On 'The Next Helsinki' Competition

Michael Sorkin On 'The Next Helsinki' Competition
Michael Sorkin On 'The Next Helsinki' Competition, Helsinki Waterfront. ImageCourtesy Laura Brewis
Helsinki Waterfront. ImageCourtesy Laura Brewis

In an article for Metropolis Magazine, Zachary Edelson speaks to architect and critic Michael Sorkin about The Next Helsinki - a competition set up "to inquire as to whether this very valuable site in this wonderful city can’t somehow be leveraged beyond a franchise museum building." The esteemed jury, replete with distinguished artists and architects (many of whom are Finnish), is not just "a counter-competition" to the recent Guggenheim competition: "we’re trying to raise the question of whether a big foreign institution is the most logical way to prompt the arts to flourish at the community level." Read Sorkin's comments about the Finns' attitude to their city and his thoughts on the shortlist of the recent Guggenheim competition in full here.

Find out more about The Next Helsinki competition (deadline 2nd March 2015):

Artists Seek Alternatives to Proposed Guggenheim Helsinki

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Michael Sorkin On 'The Next Helsinki' Competition" 27 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/591921/michael-sorkin-on-the-next-helsinki-competition/> ISSN 0719-8884