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The Umeå Handbook: The Guide to the World's Most Mysig City

A project in Umeå, Sweden by Erik Campano

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A loving, gently satirical guidebook to life in a northern Swedish city that is exemplifies "mysig": coziness as a social philosophy.
Backers: 96
Average Pledge Per Backer: kr593 SEK

Funded: kr56,963 SEK of kr40,000 SEK
Dates: Apr 7th -> May 7th (31 days)
Project By: Erik Campano
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Latest News

A sneak peek into more of The Umeå Handbook!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Thinking about pledging to get the book, but want to know more about it first? Here, I show never-before-seen pages with illustrations and read the last paragraph of the book, which is about the role of kindness in Umeå society. You still have about... (Read More)

Guitars: The Museum gets a visit from The Umeå Handbook!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Today is the last day -- and your last chance -- to pledge to order The Umeå Handbook! Thank you so much for your support! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

One day left!

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
One day left to pledge to order The Umeå Handbook, and help make Mysfest happen! THANK YOU from the whole Umeå Today team to all of you who are supporting us, and our quest to create great local journalism! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal reached!!!

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We've reached the first Stretch Goal! Thanks to all of you who pledged to get copies of the book, we can now afford an additional bilingual English-Swedish journalist to give you an even better Umeå Today news experience! Our next Stretch Goal is... (Read More)

Stretch goals!

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Update May 4: Stretch Goals! 50000 SEK pays for another content creator -- editor, journalist, or illustrator -- for The Umeå Handbook and Umeå Today, to make these publications even more engaging for you! 55000 SEK pays for Mysfest -- a... (Read More)

When you support The Umeå Handbook, you're also supporting Umeå Today -- a newsmagazine to love Umeå.

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
50% of proceeds from The Umeå Handbook go to the new non-profit online newsmagazine Umeå Today. Learn more about it in this video, entitled What Does It Mean to Love Umeå? You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with... (Read More)

The Handbook and its editor profiled in Folksbladet newspaper!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Västerbotten's Folkbladet newspaper has a profile of editor Erik Campano and The Umeå Handbook.  (Read More)

A video from a "secret" spot mentioned in The Umeå Handbook!

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
You can still order The Umeå Handbook, and pledge to support great local non-profit journalism! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Thank you -- we are fully funded! Let's keep going!

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The Umeå Handbook is now 100% funded -- in only 2/3 our time! Thank you so much to all who pledged! We still have 10 days to go, and we'll soon announce stretch goals, so you can have an even better experience of The Umeå Handbook and Umeå Today.... (Read More)

The Umeå Handbook inspires Surik Amosdotter to visit Umeå.

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

The Umeå Handbook is now 90% financed!

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Umeå Today's Culture Host, Ottiliana Rolandsson, is celebrating in this picture! Thank you to all of you who have pledged so far to support the book and the online newsmagazine! If you haven't pledged to get your copies of the book yet, now's the... (Read More)

Surik checks out The Umeå Handbook in more detail.

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Umeå Today Culture Host Ottiliana Rolandsson presents Surik Amosdotter, who lives in the Öre River Valley, not far from Umeå. In this episode, Surik examines The Umeå Handbook. 🤣  (Read More)

What are your favorite "mysig" restaurants?

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
What is the most cozy -- "mysig" -- restaurant in your hometown, or in Umeå? What makes a restaurant cozy? In The Umeå Handbook, we listed the most "mysig" restaurants in the city. But I'm pretty sure we forgot some. What did we miss? You'll need... (Read More)

75% of the way there!!!

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The Umeå Handbook and Umeå Today are now 75% financed! Thank you to everyone who has pledged for their copy of the book. If you haven't, now's the time to do so -- the sooner we are completely financed, the sooner we can #spreadthemys!  (Read More)

Surik Amosdotter & the Umeå Handbook!

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Surik Amosdotter is thinking about traveling and is discovering the Umeå Handbook! Will he dare to leave his safe haven and see the world? The video is in Swedish and subtitled in English. Surik Amosdotter is one of three comedic characters created... (Read More)

Umeå's strange and "mysig" public art

April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
What is your favorite (or the strangest) piece of public art in Umeå? Umeå's spirit of "mys" is embodied in the way the city LOVES to experiment with public art, which is oftentimes odd or just... random. It's a topic we explore in The Umeå... (Read More)

50% of the way there in the first four days!

April 13th - via: kickstarter.com
The Handbook's Co-Illustrator Hanna Nordin, standing inside an Umeå statue representing the Northern Lights, celebrates reaching 50% of our goal. The Umeå Handbook and the online newsmagazine Umeå Today are on their way to becoming a reality!... (Read More)


April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
English -  Erik Campano, author and editor of the Umeå Handbook, was interviewed by P4 Västerbotten about The Umeå Handbook this morning. Thank you so much for helping us #spreadthemys! Listen to the interview! Svenska - Erik Campano,... (Read More)


April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
*****SVENSKA NEDAN****** Time to share some great news with you! Kickstarter chose our project to be featured in the #ProjectWeLove section. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support we've been getting got for our campaign. We love Kickstarter... (Read More)


April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much for pledging and supporting our Kickstarter Campaign. We are so happy to have received such positive feedback and appreciation already. Keep on spreading the word about the Campaign and The Umeå Handbook so that we can continue to... (Read More)

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