Italian-Finnish thoughts on creativity: Juhani Pallasmaa in Milan

Antonello Alici, Juhani Pallasmaa and Fulvio Irace in Milan on 26 February 2014. Photo: Claudia Castaldi.

Arianna Callocchia reports on Juhani Pallasmaa in Milan, Italy where the new Italian translation of The Thinking Hand (2009; La Mano che Pensa, Safarà Editore 2014) and the exhibition Studies in Silence has focused much attention. Italian-Finnish thoughts on creativity The architect and theorist Juhani Pallasmaa has returned once again to Italy as a guest speaker and the protagonist of a public …

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Open course on history of Finnish architecture

Kuva: Nea Ilmevalta

Museum of Finnish Architecture invites to take part in an intensive 10-day course on the essentials of the history of Finnish architecture. Join in and learn everything one needs to know: all lectures are free to attend and open for everyone.  The programme consists of lectures, walking tours and site visits in the Helsinki area. The course is part of …

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Images from a perspective without horizons

Ulla-Maija Alanen: Sikisi / Conceived, 2013.

Review of Ulla-Maija Alanen’s Human Space art exhibition at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery, Jyväskylä (7 February – 30 March 2014).    Architectonic experiences are often depicted either as impressions linked to the use of space or moods that arise from the space. In modern art-speak, the notion of the observer has extended from the gaze to corporality, emphasising the …

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It is all about people! Listening to Ewa Westermark in Helsinki

Westermark lecture

Ewa Westermark lecturing in Helsinki 16 December 2013 It is somehow absurd to look at an auditorium full of architects and planners and see a slide declaring “It is all about people!” Did we not know that already? Apparently, this fundamental message had happily been forgotten, and we must thank Ewa Westermark, architect and partner at Gehl Architects, for bringing …

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