While some countries are pursuing ‘starchitecture’ museums and hoping for an associated economic renaissance, Finland appears to be a little more cautious. With the Guggenheim looking to establish a museum in Helsinki, questions are being raised about the potential impact on local arts, national identity and on economic grounds. 6 more words
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The effects of MONA’s presence continue to unfold. Will this caravan park turn funky and retro (and cheap) or will this site evolve to cater for the affluent? Read more from ABC online.
The idea of the MONA Effect is modelled on the purported success of the Bilbao Guggenheim in Spain. This starchitecture museum was touted as bringing about social transformation in a disadvantaged area, and governments around the western world continue to pursue this model of urban and social regeneration. Read more from The Guardian.