EVENTS IN ENGLISH
GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH every Saturday at 1pm every first Friday of the month at 4.30 pm
The guided tours are open for all and included in the museum admission fee €10/5/0.
WOOD WORKS Wood Works is a six-part international lecture series to focus on wood architecture. The series is curated by Professor Pekka Heikkinen, Aalto University. The lecture series is a collaboration of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Aalto University and the Ministry of the Environment.
The final Wood Works lecture deals with the importance of wooden architecture in Finnish society. What's the role of wood in sustainable development?
ANDERS ADLERCRUTZ is a Member of Parliament, architect and partner in Arkkitehtitoimisto A-Konsultit Oy. He has an extensive planning background ranging from small cottages and day-care-centers to big housing projects. He has taught wood-architecture an housing design at the Aalto University. Over 20 years of experience in the field has also been a clear strength in the political career of Adlercreutz. He was first elected Member of Parliament in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. From 2015 to 2019 he was member of the Environment Committee which deals with matters and legislation pertaining to housing, planning, construction as well as environmental protection and nature conservation, waste management and water legislation. Currently he is part of the stakeholder forum for the reform of the Land Use and Building Act.
PEKKA PAKKANEN was the chief architect of the Helsinki Sea Pool and the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä. He also worked as a local architect for the winning team at the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. In 2018, Pakkanen’s team won one of the biggest innovation competitions, XPRIZE - Feeding the Next Billion. Since then, Pakkanen has focused on promoting practical solutions to the grand challenges our planet is facing in the future.
Wednesday November 20th at 4 pm–5.30 pm, Design Museum´s Auditorium (Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki) Journalist Mitchell Owens from Architectural Digest talks about his connection to Finnish Design and Architecture
Free Admission / Held in English / No registrations, but please note, that the seats are limited.
Renowned journalist and Decorative Arts Editor of Architectural Digest (AD) Mitchell Owens will be speaking at the Design Museum on Wednesday, November 20th. Owens is an editor, reporter, curator, and scholar whose subjects range from architecture and design to social history and popular culture.
In his talk at Design Museum he will address his relationship with Finnish design and architecture, and how it has impacted him over the years. Scandinavian design has been a passion of Owens’s for many years. The very first design piece he ever owned was Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase, which he describes to be ’brilliant, yet so very very modest design’.
In his lecture Amateur, Autodidact, and Beginner’s Luck: The Making of an Aesthete
Owens also gives insight into his career: how he became interested in design and became a design writer.
The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture and with the help of Allan and Bo Hjelt Art Foundation.
International lecture series continues in November with new inspirational speakers. Six architects from various backgrounds are invited to share their thoughts and ideas on current trends in architecture. For instance we look at themes related to sustainable development and how architecture can contribute toward building a more sustainable society.
Museum ticket: 10/5/0€
Free entrance with the Museum Card
Free entrance for the student of Aalto University Programme 2019/2020
at 13:15, lecture hall A1, Otakaari 1X, Espoo
at 18:00, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Wednesday November 27th, 2019 Jonathan Sergison
/ Sergison Bates Architects
London, Zürich, Bruessels
Wednesday December 4th, 2019 Thomas Kröger
/ Thomas Kröger architekten
Wednesday December 11th, 2019 Mette Lange
/ Mette Lange Architects
Wednesday January 15th, 2020 Beate Hølmebakk
| Manthey kula Architects
Wednesday January 29th, 2020 Sheila Kennedy
| Kennedy & Violich Architects
Wednesday February 12th, 2020 Dirk Somers
| Bowenbouw Architectuur
On this website you can see all the events provided by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. In addition to its exhibitions, the museum organizes also other events, such as discussions, lectures and workshops.
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