Vaaleanpunainen otus pitelee Arkkitehtuurimuseon keltaista logoa päänsä päällä.

”I really like how the school became a safe place where you can talk about anything you feel and need always having a reaction to thequestions. Also it’s nice that this school was a combination of different activities changing all the time.”
– Participant 2022

Fill This Space

Ryhmä nuoria seisoo aurinkoisella kalliolla meren rannalla.

Fill This Space is a five-day long summer school for all 16–20-years-olds interested in architecture and the built environment. It gives you an opportunity to discuss issues related to architecture and the built environment together with museum and architecture professionals and architecture students. The school programme is planned according to the wishes and interests of the participants. Participants will also have access to the studio space on the first floor of the Museum of Finnish Architecture that is open to the public. Summer Schools are held in Finnish and in English. Participation is free. You don’t need previous experience, knowledge or skills to participate – come as you are!

Vaaleanpunainen otus seisoo Arkkitehtuurimuseon keltaisen logon päällä.

”The sketchbooks, excursions, and massing project were hands-on and easy to actively participate in. The environment felt very open and relaxed. It was also really nice to have had the option to attend summer school in English.”
– Participant 2022

Open call for 16–20 years-olds

Apply now!

Are you interested in art, culture, architecture and design? Do you pay attention to current phenomena in the urban space or do you actively work with them? Are you thinking about what you would like to study or how you could otherwise influence your own environment? Fill This Space is the right place for you!

In 2023, the summer schools will be guided by museum pedagogues from the Museum of Finnish Architecture and members of the You Tell Me collective. You Tell Me is a collective of architecture students and young architects whose goal is to promote a paradigm change in the field of construction. Summer schools are organized at Vantaa Art Museum ArtsiEspoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA and the Museum of Finnish Architecture. During the summer schools, excursions are also made to other destinations in the Helsinki metropolitan area.


In 2023, the Museum of Finnish Architecture will organize a total of four summer schools: three in Finnish and one in English.

Summer school 1 at Artsi: 5–9 June 2023 (in Finnish)
Summer school 2 at Artsi: 12–16 June 2023 (in English)
Summer school 3 at EMMA: 31 July – 4 August 2023 (in Finnish)
Summer School 4 at EMMA: 31 July – 4 August 2023 (in Finnish)


What interests you in your own environment lately? If you wish, you can use the application form to tell us briefly aboutyour findings, thoughts and ideas. We will take your answers into account when planning the summer schools. You canalso apply for summer school without answering this question. This is an easy thing to do! Apply with this form:

The Museum of Finnish Architecture provides the necessary materials and equipment for the summer school activities. Each participant receives a sketch book and a pen from the Museum of Finnish Architecture at the beginning of the summer school. The participants’ own devices may also be used in summer schools. This will be mentioned separately, and lack of own equipment is not an obstacle to participation. The Museum of Finnish Architecture does not cover food, accommodation or travel expenses from the summer school. All excursions during the summer school will take place in the HSL area.


Architecture belongs to everyone. We at the Museum of Finnish Architecture want everyone to have the opportunity to safe participation as themselves, without fear of discrimination or harassment. We are committed to the principles of a safer space in all the activities of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Read more about the principles of a safer space here.

You can find more information about the accessibility of the Museum of Finnish Architecture here.
You can find more information about the accessibility of Vantaa Art Museum Artsi here.
You can find more information about the accessibility of Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA here.

Vaaleanpunainen otus halaa Arkkitehtuurimuseon keltaista logoa.

“I think it’s a great way to bring young people together in an educational way without making it a burden. I haven’t seen many courses organized like this and I think it’s nice to give an opportunity for those who are interested to join.”
– Participant 2021

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Do you want join us in making Fill This Space possible? Read more and sign up as an educational partner!

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