Alvar Aalto. Vuoksenniska Church (1958). Photo: Archinfo / AV (2013).
Alvar Aalto. Vuoksenniska Church (1958). Photo: Archinfo / AV (2013).

Lecture series on Aalto at Aalto

In need of an update of one’s your knowledge about Alvar Aalto? Why not consider attending some academic lectures at the Aalto University, Department of Architecture?

During the spring term 2014, the Chair of History of Architecture at the Aalto University, School of ARTS, offers a comprehensive series of lectures on Alvar Aalto’s architecture entitled Alvar Aalto –Relevance today.

Venue: Lecture hall H220 at the Department of Architecture, Miestentie 3, Otaniemi / 02150 Espoo except on 17 Feb at Aalto’s Tiilimäki office (Tiilimäki 20, Munkkiniemi, Helsinki).
Time: Mondays at 15:00–18:00.

Programme

10.2.2014 Aalto Environs
Leena Makkonen: Alvar Aalto´s Helsinki;
Jaakko Penttilä: Aalto´s Otaniemi campus.

17.2.2014 Aalto´s heritage / notice the special venue: at Aalto’s Tiilimäki office (Tiilimäki 20, Munkkiniemi, Helsinki)
Tommi Lindh: Aalto Foundation´s role in preserving Aalto´s works;
Tapani Mustonen: Restoring Modernism.

24.2.2014 Excursion to sites in Helsinki under the theme ‘Appreciated and preserved´:
KELA (The National Pensions Institute)
House of Culture

3.3.2014 Aalto, undervalued and glorified
Markku Norvasuo: Forgotten Aalto;
Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen: Aalto´s churches.

10.3.2014 Aalto through the lens of his contemporaries
Renja Suominen-Kokkonen: Aino and Alvar Aalto, a shared journey;
Tore Tallquist: Aalto and his collaborators.

17.3.2014 Modes of expression: architecture and writing
Teija Isohauta: Aallon arkkitehtuurin luontosuhteesta (in Finnish)
Kimmo Sarje: Aalto on Aalto

More info: professor Aino Niskanen, aino.niskanen [at] aalto.fi.