Selim is a Helsinki-based contemporary agency founded by Mika Savela and Henrik Drufva. We work with publications, exhibitions, curatorial research, spatial and visual designs, sets and displays, as well as creative direction and artistic concepts.
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Mika Savela heads the editorial and curatorial initiatives at Selim. He graduated as architect from the Aalto University in Finland and has practiced professionally in urban design and architecture, as well as in more cross-disciplinary forms of design, editing, publishing and curating. His PhD research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong studied the co-development of curatorial practice, global biennialization and the contemporary and historical narratives of Chinese urbanization. He was curator for the MOPCAP 2015-16 program with the MOP Foundation, and Mellon Researcher (2016-17) at the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s (CCA) project Photography and/for Architecture. In 2017 he was laureate for the Future Architecture Platform as well as the Forecast Platform in Berlin. For the 3-year term 2018-2020 he served as Editor-in-Chief of Finnish Architectural Review. Currently he advises architectural policy and public art at Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike).
Henrik Drufva is principal in his own design practice, with an extensive roster of work, ranging from apartments, private houses, office and retail spaces, historical restorations to interior design and project management. He holds a Master’s degree in architecture with distinction from the Aalto University, and has also gained working, research and teaching experience in the Middle East. In the addition to co-curating the content and projects at Selim, Henrik oversees and designs exhibitions, events and productions.