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On this website you can see all the events provided by the Museum of Finnish Architecture during autumn 2017. In addition to its exhibitions, the museum organizes also other events, such as discussions, lectures and workshops.


Panel discussion on March 7, 2018 at 6pm
Europe's largest international architecture event, the 16th International Architecture Biennial, opens in Venice on May 26, 2018. This year, the Museum of Finnish Architecture has a leading role in the Nordic Pavilion exhibition. The theme of the exhibition will be discussed on Wednesday March 7 in a panel discussion. At the same time the curator and exhibition designers will be introduced. The participants include Kieran Long, Director, ArkDes; Nina Berre, Head of Architecture Department, Nasjonalmuseet, Exhibition Commissioner Juulia Kauste, Director, Museum of Finnish Architecture and curator of the exhibition.
The Nordic Pavilion was designed by the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn in 1962. The Nordic Pavilion exhibitions are always a cooperation between Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Humankind is actively shaping the world today. The geological impact of human activity is so pronounced it has changed the behavior of our planet. This is the epoch of the Anthropocene. Though the Anthropocene may appear to mark the moment humans have come to overpower nature, it is also an opportunity to rethink the most basic relationship between our buildings and ecology. Architecture should be considered a tool for redefining the complete cycle of building, from its most basic components to its operating systems.
21st March 2018
Carlos Castanheira

Architecture Speaks! series of lectures continues in November with new inspirational speakers. Lectures are held in English.
The lecture series is designed and chaired by professor Jenni Reuter, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture. It is organised in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture. 
See the program here: 

(ARK-C1005 short course, credits: 1–3)
April 10th–19th, 2018 at the Museum of Finnish Architecture
Course leader: Netta Böök, architect (MSc)

Heikki Havas / MFA

This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture, from the vernacular wooden houses to the hi-tech architecture of the 1990s, what was built, when and why? The aim is to become more aware of the architecture you encounter in, for instance, Helsinki, and to understand how building and architecture are interconnected with the general development of Finnish culture and society.
The lectures will be held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture and can be attended to earn credits (1–3 cr) – or simply to learn more about Finnish architecture.
Lectures are open to all museum visitors with entrance ticket. The students of Aalto University and University of Helsinki can enter simply by showing the student card at the ticket counter.
Tuesday 10th, 6–7:45 p.m.
Main characteristics of historical Finnish architecture. Vernacular building. Periods and monuments –1809
Wednesday 11th, 6–7:45 p.m.
The Finnish wooden town. Finnish 19th century architecture. Helsinki from the 17th to 20th century
Friday 13th, 2–4 p.m.
Walking tour in the historical centre of Helsinki.
Tuesday 17th, 6–7:45 p.m.
Finnish architecture from around 1900 to the 1940´s. National Romanticism, the Classicism of the 1920´s, Finnish Functionalism
Wednesday 18th, 6–7:45 p.m.
Finnish architecture after World War II. The Golden Age of the 1950´s, the boom of the 1960´s; tendencies by the turn of the century
Thursday 19th, appr. 12–4 p.m.
Alvar Aalto excursion.
June 8th, 2017–November 30th, 2017

Executive Program in Urban Transformation
Urban Quest offers a broad perspective into the changing role of cities as key to building a sustainable society. It inspires new thinking by bringing together experts from different disciplines to look at matters of urban transformation, mobility, migration and the cities of the future.

The program includes five intensive days (1-2 days/month), during which experts from Finland and abroad share insights on urban development. By participating, you are in the sweet spot of contemporary thought models and practices, against the backdrop of the MFA’s body of knowledge related to architecture and the built environment.

Urban Quest is for senior leaders and decision makers across the entire urban development value chain. The program offers unique networking opportunities and first hand access to thought leaders in a cross-disciplinary setting.
Next event takes place in September 28th. Join the Quest:
June 8th, 2017, Suomenlinna
September 7th, 2017, Espoo
Cities as a Key to a Sustainable Future
September 28th, 2017, Tikkurila, Vantaa
You Can’t Build a City Overnight
DAY 3–4
October 26–27th, 2017, Copenhagen & Malmö
Building a Coherent City
November 30th, 2017, Helsinki
City Culture and Urban Life


May 31st 2017 – Present

Let’s Develop the City is an open forum for discussions between citizens and governance, to bring together agents in urbanization with a wide variety of attendees. The project was launched in spring 2017 with the Törnävä area in Seinäjoki, Finland, as a case study. The children of Törnävä inhabitants attended a workshop where they were allowed to take part in planning the development of the area, and have their voices heard by city officials.
More events in the series to be announced soon. 
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