European Poetry Festival: Patrick Savolainen

Patrick Savolainen was born in 1988 in Malaga but grew up in Biel and Bern. He studied at the Bern University of the Arts and the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is the co-founder of Edition Grilli and runs the small design studio Affolter/Savolainen, together with Sabine Affolter. Patrick lives and works in Bern. He works either in a team or independently, whether on commissioned or self-initiated projects. He draws, photographs, writes and conceptualises. The process can result in a book, a reading, a performance, a film, a website or just a short text. He is currently researching the subject of the singularity of a book as a body and its phenomenological consequences. savolainen.ch

Patrick Savolainen is one of six of Switzerland’s most remarkable contemporary poets taking part in the European Poetry Festival to celebrate Swiss poetry and potential of collaboration in literature.

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