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Distinctive Helsinki?

Sweden is trendy & liberal, Estonia’s a grey former communist state and who knows much about Finland?  But on a recent trip, many of these pre-conceptions were challenged.  1,064 more words


My Place or Yours: The Branding of Places and Spaces // CTS2

In this session we considered the socio-economic-political agenda of national and city branding. we looked into things such as the London and Rio Olympics and the social issues it arose. 320 more words

BB // Branding spaces

At todays session we discussed branding nations and spaces. We looked at how different countries/cities/events are advertised and perceived. We talked about Olympic games in London (2012) and Rio (2016), how the whole identity of united people (citizens) gathered together in a love embrace was built and how juxtapose it actually was to the locals. 145 more words

Graphic Design

Wiedersehen macht Freude

My deckchairs, fitted with a custom designed fabric which shows all the colours of the 28 EU member state flags proportionally ( see post ‘Work hard, play hard’ 59 more words

Street Furniture & Public Realm

Working in Kathmandu vs. New York City

I have been pretty lucky to have had the opportunity to work in both Kathmandu and New York City. I love both cities for their own reasons. 333 more words


Can Brand Trudeau Help Shape Brand Canada?

In September of 2009, John A. Quelch and Katherine E. Jocz penned an article titled “Can Brand Obama Rescue Brand America?” In this article, the authors postulate that the traits associated with brand Obama may help bolster the international image of America which, following the Bush presidency, was that of a polluting, greedy militaristic empire. 1,721 more words

Digital Diplomacy

A Missed Opportunity: China’s Use of Digital Diplomacy during the G20 Summit

Earlier this month, China hosted the leaders of the G20 countries for their annual summit. International summits have traditionally played an important role in diplomacy. On the one hand, summits hold ceremonial or dramatic importance as they demonstrate one of diplomacy’s function in international relations- ensuring stability and peace. 1,433 more words

Digital Diplomacy