Finnish Letterpress Workshop

If circumstances and seasons were different, I’d be all over this Finnish letterpress workshop, hosted on the Åland Islands next month, hosted by Ahvaland Press.

Which led me to learn of the Åland Islands dispute:

The Åland Islands dispute was one of the first issues put up for arbitration by the League of Nations on its formation. The Åland Islands’ population’s demand for self-determination was not met and sovereignty over the islands was retained by Finland, but international guarantees were given to allow the population to pursue its own culture, relieving the threat of forced assimilation by Finnish culture as perceived by the islanders.

I’m all about letterpress and self-determining islands.