Shorelines: Project BaltiaMuseum of Finnish Architecture, Pavilion - 17.5.2012 17:00 - 20:00
Lectures and panel discussion on shorelines development in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Helsinki with Sergei Tchoban (Berlin), Sergei Kuznetsov (SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, Moscow) and Pekka Helin (Helsinki), moderated by Vladimir Frolov / Project Baltia magazine. Free discussion and questions from audience welcome. Free entry
SHORELINES. URBAN LIVING BY THE WATER
Exhibition at the MFA from March 28th to May 27th, 2012
Finland has 320,000 kilometres of shoreline – that’s eight times the Earth’s circumference. Seas, lakes and rivers make up hundreds of kilometres of shoreline in the densely populated capital and the southern Finnish town of Lahti. The proximity of water and great diversity of beaches is a defining element of Helsinki’s and Lahti’s urban identity. Currently many waterfront areas are undergoing intense development. Traditionally occupied by ports, factories and holiday villas, many urban shorelines are hosting new residential communities and recreational environments. The city’s relationship with the water is changing, once again.
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Accompanying programme of lectures and urban expeditions to the featured sites, exploring how city dwellers’ relationship with the shoreline has changed over history and future visions of urban waterfront living.
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