Scandinavian in New York

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award promotes cultural interchange: one of the aims is to make children’s literature more available across borders and cultural divides. A concrete example of someone who works with the same idea is Scandinavia House in New York: it provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and cultural understanding, with a focus on the Scandinavian. Besides activities for children and families, it also offers exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, lectures et cetera.

Right now, Scandinavia House has an ongoing exhibit/playscape decorated with themes from contemporary Swedish children’s literature, and all through spring, there will be regular Saturday Morning Storytellings with myhts and fairytales from the Scandinavian countries. Below: details from the playscape murals.

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