"Culture is a framework in which we communicate." Stephen Roberts

Around 20 participants in a delegation from the Vasa area visited Umeå Institute of Design this week, to learn more about the school, the Arts Campus and about our involvement in Umeå - European Capital of Culture 2014.

The Artistic Director for Umeå 2014, Fredrik Lindegren, talked about the cultural capital and about current and future projects and collaborations. Lindegren also showed the participants the film about Umeå that was a part of Umeå&s application for the capital of culture.

Jan Björinge, City Manager of Umeå and Vasas City Manager and vice-chairman of Kvarken council Markku Lumio gave speeches about collaboration and how "practically everything is achievable" because of Umeå 2014.