Kim Larsen new head of the Nordic Institute in Åland

26.10.21 | News
Kim Larsen, ny chef för nordens institut på Åland
At the end of the year, Greenlander Kim Larsen will take over as head of the Nordic cultural institution NIPÅ in Mariehamn, Åland. He will replace Jacob Mangwana Haagendal, whose tenure is coming to an end.

Kim Larsen will come from KNR Grønlands Radio, where he has worked as a television programme and technical manager since 2016. He has previously served in the Greenlandic Ministry of Culture and at Katuaq, the Greenlandic house of culture.

He is 56, lives in Nuuk, and has three adult children.

Nordic vocational background

Kim Larsen has experience of Nordic co-operation through board assignments in the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands, the Nordic Institute in Greenland, the Nordic children’s and young people’s committee NORDBUK, and Nordic Culture Point in Finland.  

Sustainability rooted in culture

Kim Larsen’s overall task will be to get the Ålandic cultural institution NIPÅ to play its part in achieving the vision of Nordic co-operation in making the Nordic Region the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. 

“In an ever-changing world where traditions and cultures are being challenged, we need to adapt and think of those who will come after us, starting with sustainability. Art, culture, and the media create arenas for the public and play a key role in setting agendas and helping us address global challenges such as the climate crisis. Culture facilitates encounters and understanding between people, while the creative industries play a vital role in ensuring that the Nordic Region is competitive and internationally attractive,” says Kim Larsen.



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