A mother Kolibrí

Metaphora values any and every initiative that allows the seeds of family heritage to be nurtured and appreciated. On that note, we are very much supportive of the Kolibrí Festival in Helsinki: The Kolibri Festival is a way to experience multiculturalism and...

Integration through innovation?

Recently, Metaphora had the opportunity to be a part of larger discussions on the topic of non-Finns and the Finnish labour market.  At the beginning of April, I participated in a panel discussion on “integration”, gender and employment with five women...

Reflections on refugees’ stories

This post was inspired by an exhibition we attended. The exhibition entitled Stories from the Reception Centre addressed individual stories of refugees in Finland. Our interest in the exhibition is related to the type of work we are inspired to do at Metaphora. Even...

The World Storytelling Day in Finland and other events – March 2016

  The World Storytelling Day is approaching and along with it many storytelling events are organised around the world. But what is the World Storytelling Day? This is a direct quote from the official World Storytelling Day website: World Storytelling Day (March 20th)...

Shaibalaiba! The 40th Story Café

Shaibalaiba Story Café is a series of storytelling events that happen regularly (mostly) in Helsinki. I have been attending Shaibalaiba events on various occasions, and the gatherings are known for being set in cozy environments with different guests storytellers and...