100 Social Innovations from Finland

‘100 Social Innovations from Finland’ presents a plethora of inventions that have the capacity to unite a society. Finland’s welfare has historically been secure: gender equality, free education, social security, and democracy have all been established and sustained through acts of social stability. Free school meals, xylitol, the invention of saunas and text messaging — all are Finnish social innovations and are inventions that our global community immensely benefit from.

This book sheds light on the advantages of social innovations — both serious and entertaining — and highlights how these creations have changed the direction of a nation’s social development.

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Pop-up Book

This is a do-it-yourself publication kit, which interprets the social issues featured in the gallery installation through folded paper. You can take printed publication pages home from the exhibition or download them here. Then you can recreate the exhibition by completing the making at home!

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the ‘Folding Social’ exhibition has been curated, designed, and maintained. We acknowledge the art-making, play and creativity that the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people have fostered on these lands. We acknowledge that sovereignty never ceded and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

©MCD at RMIT University