Queer Gaze to the History of Architecture and Space
Please note that booking is required!
Whose history are we actually talking about when we talk about Wivi Lönn’s history? How are gender and sexuality related to the history of architecture and urban planning? Or how have different spaces affected the visibility of marginalized identities? Starting from the Long Live Wivi Lönn! exhibition and continuing to the streets of Helsinki, the themed guided tour ‘Queer Gaze to the History of Architecture and Space’ encourages its participants to look at the exhibition and the history of architecture and urban space critically. During the themed guided tour, with an expert guide, we will discuss the relationship between power and the city space, the themes of visibility and invisibility, and where people belonging to minority subcultures met each other in 20th-century Helsinki.
The themed guided tour starts from the Museum of Finnish Architecture (Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki) and ends at Lasipalatsi (Mannerheimintie 22–24, 00100 Helsinki).
The themed guided tour series is a collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Friends of Queer History association. The themed guided tour is scripted and guided by historian Jean Lukkarinen. The themed guided tour series is part of Long Live Wivi Lönn! public programme.
Friends of Queer History
Friends of Queer History is an association established in 2020, aiming to raise awareness on history of gender and sexual diversity, and advance researching, collecting and presenting queer history in Finland. The association promotes researching, collecting and presenting queer history in Finland by actively influencing relevant players, and we collaborate especially with memory organizations to achieve these goals. We organize the Queer History Month yearly in November. For more information: https://sateenkaarihistoria.fi/en/ (link opens in a new tab)
Jean Lukkarinen has MA in Cultural History and they have been focusing on the histories of gender and sexuality in their studies. Jean has for instance conducted research on the spatial experiences of transfeminine activists in Finland and worked in museums in queer history related projects. They are also a board member of Sateenkaarihistorian ystävät ry (Friends of Queer History) and motivational speaker of Seta (Finnish human rights and LGBTIQA+ advocacy organization).
Sunday 19 February 2023 | 1–2.30 pm
Language: in English | Participation: 10/5/0 € / Museum Card
Sunday 19 March 2023 | 1–2.30 pm | Day of Equality 2023
Language: in English | Participation: Free of charge
Book your place with form: https://q.surveypal.com/Queer-Gaze-Spring-2023
A total of 25 participants will be admitted to one themed guided tour. Places are filled in the order of booking. The fee for participation is paid on arrival at the customer service point of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, with the exception of themed guided tours that are free of charge. Please note that the booking is binding and personal: only one booking can be made per person per form. Successful submission of the form is an indication of a successful booking. Instructions for participation will be sent to participants by email about a day before the themed guided tour. If you have to cancel your participation, please contact: email@example.com
Accessibility and Health Safety
Themed guided tour starts: Museum of Finnish Architecture (Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki)
Themed guided tour ends: Lasipalatsi (Mannerheimintie 22–24, 00100 Helsinki)
The themed guided tour starts at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, from where we move out into the public urban space. The duration of the themed guided tour is about 90 minutes. The total length of the route is approximately 1.7 kilometers. During the themed guided tour, stairs and unnecessary steps in the city space are avoided. Along the route, however, there are cobblestone sections, high curbs and, in some places, uneven terrain with elevation differences. On the themed guided tour, the pace is calm including several stops. There are no easily accessible seats or benches along the route. You can bring your own camping chair with you. The nearest public accessible and gender-neutral toilet is located at the starting point of the route at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The guide uses a portable microphone during the themed guided tour.
The Museum of Finnish Architecture is not is accessible. You can find more information about the accessibility of the Museum of Finnish Architecture at this link. We recommend using a face mask (applies to everyone over 12 years old). You can find more information about the health safety of the Museum of Finnish Architecture at this link. On the themed guided tour we follow the principles of a safer space, to which we are committed to in all museum activities. You can find more information about the principles of a safer space in the Museum of Finnish Architecture at this link.
For more information
Manager of Learning and Public Programmes
Museum of Finnish Architecture
+358 45 7731 0476