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Juhani Pallasmaa gives three lectures in Italy 23–27.3.2015: Architectural Atmospheres of the North

Juhani Pallasmaa, La Mano che Pensa, Safarà Editore 2014. Photo: Arianna Callocchia.

Italian publishing house Safarà Editore together with Lombardini22 will host a series of lectures in Italy by esteemed Finnish architectural philosopher, professor Juhani Pallasmaa. The lectures will discuss Architectural Atmospheres in the North and take place in Rome, Milan and Gagliari between 23 and 27 March, 2015 with the following schedule: Rome, 23 March, 2015: Forest Architecture. Landscape, space and …

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Finnish Architectural Review 1/2015: Young ideas

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The Finnish Architectural Review 1/2015 discusses architecture with young architects. According to their commentary, the future makers want to bring architecture into people’s everyday lives. The role of starchitect is no longer interesting. The younger generation wants to work together with the users, determine design projects in a new way, fight the climate change and increase global equality by designing …

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Mart Kalm’s intensive course on Estonian architecture at the Aalto University this spring

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Professor Mart Kalm from Estonian Academy of Arts (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia), known for his excellent lectures, will give an intensive course on the 20th century developments of Estonian architecture. The special course titled “Architecture and (Multi)national Identity – The Case of Estonia” will take place at the Aalto University Department of Architecture in Otaniemi, Espoo. The lectures will be held in …

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Call for Abstracts and Registration: Housing and Welfare conference in Copenhagen

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The Center of Housing Research in Denmark and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture in Copenhagen call for abstracts for the conference on Housing and Welfare – Boundaries|Encounters|Connections. The extended deadline for abstracts is on 23 March and for registration 30 March, 2015. The conference will take place between 7–9 May, 2015, in Copenhagen, and it focuses …

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Postmodernism at the Design Museum in Helsinki, Pop Art at Emma in Espoo

Markku Salo, Kuninkaiden laakso [Valley of the Kings], 1988. Nuutajärvi. Photo: Jean Barbier. Postmodernism 1980–1995 @Designmuseo.

“Less is a bore”? The Design Museum in Helsinki currently presents postmodern design and ideology in its spring exhibition Postmodernism 1980–1995. The show, which bravely tackles the recent history of Finnish design, focuses mainly on domestic furniture design, design objects and visual art. Postmodern architecture is presented only casually. The sole architectural exhibit is the architectural model of a day-care …

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Ideas competition for students and young professionals: Art Center in Portugal

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ARKxSITE invites young professionals and students of architecture under 40 years of age to participate in an international ideas competition for a contemporary Art Center located within the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal. Registration is open until 25 May, 2015. For more information about the competition and the ARKxSITE platform, please visit www.arkxsite.com.

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Alvar Aalto Medal recipients exhibited at the Museum of Estonian Architecture

Nieto Sobajeno Arquitectos, Expansion of the San Telmo Museum. Photo by Roland Halbe.

The Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn discusses contemporary architecture with an exhibition about the award-winning Spanish office, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Its founding partners Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano were recognised with the Alvar Aalto Medal in February 2015. The exhibition titled The Window and the Mirror is open for public between 13 February and 22 March, 2015. For more information …

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Finnish Urban Studies Days 2015: City as a Stage

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The Society for Urban Studies (SKTS), the Society of Urban Planning (YSS) and the Society for Regional and Environmental Studies (AYS) invite to participate in the Finnish Urban Studies Days titled “City as a Stage” at the University of Tampere between 11–12 May, 2015. What happens at city stages, what about behind the scenes? How have urban life, events and …

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Call for Papers: Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality

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The Finnish Anthropological Society invites to participate in their biennial conference titled Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality. The event will take place in Helsinki 21–22 October, 2015. The Call for Papers announcement encourages to submit papers, posters and documentary films; the deadline for paper proposals is 15 March and for the film submissions 6 April, 2015. The conference panels included several …

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Erik Bryggman seminar: Italia la Bella on 13 Feb ’15 in Turku

Erik Bryggman. The Resurrection Chapel in Turku (1941). Source: Wikimedia Commons © Kotivalo CC-BY-SA-3.0

Bryggman Institute in Turku invites to participate in a seminar about Italian influences on Finland on Friday 13th February 2015. Seminar languages are Finnish, Swedish and English according to the speaker. Speakers include e.g. professor Luigi de Anna from University of Turku, and Dr. Silvia Micheli, postdoctoral Research Fellow from University of Queensland’s School of Architecture. The full programme of …

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