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Fogo Island

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Exciting things have been happening on Fogo Island, off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

An economic regeneration, led by local entrepreneur Zita Cobb, has focused on establishing the island as a hub for artists, with a stunning new hotel, opened earlier this year, and a series of unique artists’ studios, available for residencies.

Monocle magazine are currently featuring a beautiful short film about the island, including an interview with Cobb, in which she describes her vision for the future of the community, rooted in an understanding of its past. “There’s a plague of sameness that is killing human joy” she says. “And that hasn’t happened here.”

You can find out more about the hotel by looking at the website here, and also about the artists’ residency programme here. There is a  fascinating article in the Financial Times about the project, and a slideshow of images showing the wonderful artists’ studios, designed by Saunders Architecture, can be seen by clicking on the image below.

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