Please join us and meet Denmark based Italian photographer Giulia Mangione who is presenting her first monograph Halfway Mountain, published by the Swedish photobook publisher Journal.
According to the World Happiness Report, a yearly survey of the state of global happiness, commissioned by the United Nations, Denmark is often ranked as the “happiest country in the world”.
While studying photography in Denmark in 2014, Giulia Mangione had to work on a final project. Most of her classmates went to far away countries. Giulia decided to stay to understand what made Denmark the happiest country in the world.
“People often ask me if the Danes are really the happiest people in the world. I still don’t have an answer to this. But I know what I like about the Danes. I like that they use cemeteries as places to celebrate life more than death. I like their innate sense of freedom in being what they want to be. I like the fact that Danes go to ‘højskole’ (High School) to learn something for life, to be aware of what they are good at and what makes them happy.
From 18.30 Giulia will be in conversation about her work with Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) at University College London and acting Director of Comparative Literature, in our Cafe.
The talk will be followed by a Book Signing in the Bookshop.
The event is supported by the Danish Embassy in London.
Thu 7 June, 18.30 - 20.00, Cafe & Bookshop
Free event, no Booking.
Signed copies of Halfway Mountain can be preordered here.