Opening Weekend for Umeå 2014
January 31, 2014 marks the opening weekend for Umeå 2014 European Capital of Culture. Umeå, Sweden is the most northerly Capital of Culture and was so appointed with the objective to promote human growth, strengthen the role of culture as a driving force for sustainable development of society, and reinforce cultural life’s international relations and dimensions.
Umeå, located on the Ume Rivera is a university town and one of Sweden's fastest growing cities.
In becoming the European Capital of Culture, Umeå strives to encourage new forms of cultural expression by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures. Umeå 2014 goes by the motto of Curiosity and Passion - the art of co-creation. The vision of The Culturized City, the mission to Stay Cool, and the Open Source strategy form the main theme of the program.
Europe's Capital of Culture is part of Umeå's long-term development strategy up to 2050. The award will accelerate investment and growth. Culture and sport will have new opportunities for development in cooperation with the rest of Europe and the world. Umeå will be more attractive to students, people who move here, entrepreneurs, creators and investors. Young Umeå will be the most northerly capital of culture ever. Umeå 2014 will be realized in collaboration with many municipalities, cultural institutions, associations and companies in Västerbotten, Norrbotten, Västernorrland and Jämtland, and will contribute to co-operation and development throughout the northern region.http://umea2014.se/en/
I am honored at this year's Umeå 2014 opening to have my PhotoGraphic Expressions selected as one of the sponsors for this outstanding cultural event. Congratulations to Umeå, a big (tack) thank you to Ambassador Lyza Sahertian for sharing the opening events: http://umea2014.se/en/opening-weekend/. To everyone with Umeå 2014, "Jag önskar er lycka till"!!!
What an exciting and interesting photo-adventure this day has been. I love it when I am drawn to an area and not knowing what to expect I get treated to new experiences.
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