Hope from Wood Discussion Series / L – Building / Kjellander Sjöberg

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm 
Museum of Architecture / Large exhibition hall (hybrid event) 

Held in English / Free of Charge

Welcome to discuss wood on an L scale!

Hope from Wood is a series of conversations to which all can participate and contribute. The second discussion will be lead by Stefan Sjöberg from Kjellander Sjöberg, who will join the discussion online. A fair, active and open discussion is guaranteed! 

About the Introductory Presentation

Adaptive use – How to use the already built as a resource? Gjuteriet is located in the old industrial harbour of Malmö, a district which is now becoming a new sustainable neighbourhood called Varvsstaden. By adding new timber structures and recycled elements to the existing building, the historical landmark is to be transformed into an innovative, open public meeting place. 

Stefan Sjöberg

Stefan Sjöberg is a founding director of Kjellander Sjöberg architects, a diverse international practice with integrated workshops and studios in Stockholm, Malmö and London. He has led KS towards establishing a sustainable and community-driven approach based on planetary boundaries and innovation. Stefan balances an energetic and reflective focus on large scale urban projects, transformations, residential developments promoting timber construction as well as on creating public realm opportunities.

Kjellander Sjöberg

Established 1998 in Stockholm, Kjellander Sjöberg is a multi-nationality medium-sized office, led by partners Mi Inkinen, Ola Kjellander and Stefan Sjöberg. The award-winning office has continuously been recognised for its influence in contemporary architecture, urban practice and the architectural discourse. 

Hope from Woof discussion series

Hope from Wood discussion series, curated by the You Tell Me collective and organized jointly by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Ministry of the Environment, are a series of intimate discussions, which delve into the themes of the Hope from Wood exhibition on different scales. The series discusses how the use of wood fits into the social phenomena of our time and what opportunities it offers – not only as a building material, but also as part of nature and other habitats, as part of industry and housing issues, as part of the cityscape and everyday aesthetics. The series seeks to highlight existing visions of ecological transition and solution-oriented models for the future. The overlapping environmental crises of our time require tremendous change at all levels of society – change is needed at every scale from XL to XS. The main exhibition of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Hope from Wood, deals with wooden architecture from the perspective of the hope associated with it. The exhibition is on display at the Museum of Finnish Architecture from September 10, 2021 to April 10, 2022. 

Programme 2021–2022

Torstai 14.10.2021 klo 17–19  
Toivoa puusta –keskustelusarja / XL – Metsä  

Thursday 11.11.2021 at 5–7 pm  
Hope from Wood Discussion Series / L – Building  
Kjellander Sjöberg 

Torstai 9.12.2021 klo 17–19  
Toivoa puusta –keskustelusarja / M – Laajennus  
Arkkitehtuuri- ja muotoilutoimisto Talli 

Torstai 17.2.2022 klo 17–19  
Toivoa puusta –keskustelusarja / S – Kunnostaminen  
Iida Kalakoski 

Torstai 17.3.2022 klo 17–19  
Toivoa puusta –keskustelusarja / XS – Rakennusosat  
Kerstin Müller / baubüro in situ


Pre-registration is required for this discussion. Places will be filled in the order of registration. Register for the discussion no later than Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from this link: https://q.surveypal.com/Registration-Hope-from-Wood-L-Building-Kjellander-Sjoberg/0

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. We also hope that you can join us for the whole discussion. 

Accessibility and health safety

The discussion is in English and free of charge. There will be no interpretation or live subtitles for the event. The event will be held as a hybrid event: participants will arrive on site at the museum and the evening’s expert will participate join us online. More information on the accessibility of the Museum of Finnish Architecture can be found here

The Museum of Finnish Architecture follows current official guidelines. More information on health-safe museum visits can be found here

The Museum of Finnish Architecture uses the principles of a safer space, to which we commit to in all museum activities: https://www.mfa.fi/en/visit-us/the-museum-of-finnish-architecture-principles-for-a-safer-space/

For more information

Jemina Lindholm 
Manager of Learning and Public Programmes 
Museum of Finnish Architecture 
+358 45 7731 0476