HISTORY OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE

LECTURE SERIES
 
This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture, from the vernacular wooden houses to the hi-tec 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 course is organized by Aalto University and lead by architect Netta Böök.

Price: 10/5/0€
Students from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki can attend the course for free.

 
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SCHEDULE

 

Tuesday 11.4.2017 at 4:15–6 pm

Introduction

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

 

In the introduction lecture, you will get a start on understanding architecture! Learn the main characteristics of historical Finnish architecture: vernacular building, periods and monuments.

 

 

Thursday 13.4.2017 at 4:15–6 pm

The Finnish wooden town

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

 

Wooden building is a growing trend, but so it was also in the past. The lecture presents Finnish 19th century architecture. How about Helsinki: what has the city looked like from the 17th to 20th century?

 

Tuesday 18.4.2017 at 4:15–6 pm

From 1900 to the 1940's

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

 

During the lecture, Finnish architecture from around 1900 to the 1940´s will be discussed. The subjects include such themes as national romanticism, the classicism of the 1920´s and Finnish functionalism.

 

 

Thursday 20.4.2017 at 4:15–6 pm

After World War II

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

 

World War II has marked Finnish history and architecture quite remarkably. After the war, the golden age of the 1950´s, the Boom of the 1960´s and the tendencies of the turn of the century have all marked Finnish architecture.