A&DO Seminar: Architecture and Design Learning

Location: Muualla

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Time: Wednesday, 3 February, 2021, 1pm – 3pm   (UTC+2)
Place: Zoom Webinar

We have increased the number of participants in the webinar. The webinar can now accommodate 500 participants. There are still places available and we have reopened the registration. Register here: https://q.surveypal.com/Registration-A-DO-webinar-03.02.2021/0


Seminar is part of the Architecture and Design Day 2021 programme. Held in English. Free of charge.

What is architecture and design learning in a museum? How could your own built environment be improved? How could teaching of architecture and design be facilitated in practice? How to improve architectural education of the future architects?

A&DO mini webinar sheds light on current perspectives on architecture and design education through a keynote lecture and case studies. Architecture and design education is a social activity that aims to strengthen one’s autonomy and capacity to act in one’s own built environment.

The keynote speakers Fiona MacDonald and Matthew Springett present the latest news of architecture and design education in London. Fiona MacDonald will talk about her work as the Head of Learning at the Design Museum. Architect Matthew Springett gives insight into the activities of MATT+FIONA, the award-winning collaborative venture of the two. “How would you improve your built environment?” MATT+FIONA works with young people and aims to empower them to bring their visions to life. In four years they have accomplished projects at a range of scales.

The seminar is moderated by A&DO Learning Centre for Architecture and Design team members Arja-Liisa Kaasinen from the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Hanna Kapanen from the Design Museum. A&DO Learning Centre for Architecture and Design organizes the seminar in collaboration with Alvar Aalto Foundation and Architecture Information Centre Finland.


Katarina Siltavuori, Director / Archinfo

Fiona MacDonald, Head of Learning Design Museum
Matthew Springett, co-founder of MATT+FIONA

Case 1:
Kuule, minä sävellän (a project of composing music from architecture with children and young people)
Tuula Jukola-Nuorteva, Head of Education / Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Case 2:
Spaces for contemplation – Discourses for a more sustainable built environment
Ella Prokkola & Joonas Parviainen, You Tell Me Collective

Case 3:
Working with the network of Alvar Aalto Schools in Finland
Eeva Astala, Expert / Archinfo


The seminar will take place in Zoom and pre-registration is required. Registration for the seminar ends on 2nd of February, 2021. Participants will be sent an invitation link to the event after the registration has closed. Register here: https://q.surveypal.com/Registration-A-DO-webinar-03.02.2021

Please note that registration is binding and personal. However, if you have to cancel your participation, please notify us by e-mail to: jemina.lindholm@mfa.fi. Information about a potential cancellation is important so we can give your place to the next one on the waiting list.

For more information, please contact:

Jemina Lindholm 
Manager of Learning and Public Programmes
Museum of Finnish Architecture

A&DO – Learning Centre for Architecture and Design

Architecture and design belong to everyone. A&DO – Learning Centre for Architecture and Design wants to encourage people to learn about their living environment by sharing experiences and doing things together. The centre is established in 2020–2023 with the help of the Museum Vision grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. In spring 2021, A&DO launches a touring DesignLab, which travels in six different locations in Finland to inspire people to learn about architecture and design.