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MAP6: Finland: The Happiness Project

29 Sep 2020 – 25 Oct 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

Colonnade House

England, United Kingdom


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At this critical time, with issues of global health and environmental impact at the forefront, MAP6’s Finland: The Happiness Project explores themes around the United Nations’ World Happiness Report, which in 2020 ranked Finland as the most content nation for the third year running.


Although Finland is affluent, the United Nations says it’s not money alone that makes a country happy but six key factors: personal income, social support, life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and levels of corruption. Finland scores well on all of these but particularly so on generosity; the nation’s social safety net combined with personal freedom and a good work–life balance gives it the edge. With this in mind, MAP6 visited Finland to try to understand why its people are so happy. The resulting nine projects with diverse viewpoints come together as a collective whole that questions and presents ideas about how we can live healthier, happier and more positive lives:

  • Finland’s sustainable timber industry

  • sauna as a key aspect of Finnish well-being

  • how personal comfort zones relate to social codes and behaviour

  • the link between landscape and national identity

  • nature reflected in culture, design and organic architecture

  • how architecture can promote healthy living

  • the sea as a place at which to heal

  • walking as a way of reflecting upon self and society

  • a study of a town ranked as the most satisfied in Finland.

Finland: The Happiness Project will be exhibited for the first time at Colonnade House in Worthing. The exhibition will take on an experimental form, incorporating a variety of ways of presenting photography, and we invite you to the exhibition opening on the 29th September 2020.

The exhibition features;

Richard Chivers, Heather Shuker, Raoul Ries, Chloe Lelliott, Rich Cutler, David Sterry, Mitch Karunaratne, Paul Walsh and Barry Falk.

Visit their website here - https://www.map6.co.uk/about-the-exhibition

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Exhibiting artists


Heather Shuker

Barry Falk

Chloe Lelliot

Rich Cutler

Paul Walsh

Mitch Karunaratne

David Sterry

Richard Chivers

Raoul Ries


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