Tag Archives: academy

Call for Papers: Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality


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 …

Read More »

Urgencies lecture series starts at Kulttuurisauna, Helsinki


Kulttuurisauna [Culture Sauna] in Helsinki will launch a new series of academic lectures about contemporary architecture and urbanism on Monday 2 February at 17:00. The first invited guest lecturers are Giovanni Piovene and Michele Marchetti, architects and founders of the San Rocco magazine, who will discuss Histories, Images, Categories. Please RSVP due to limited capacity at rsvp@nowoffice.org. Urgencies lecture series …

Read More »

Wood Winter Seminar at Aalto University 22 Jan ’15


Aalto University’s Wood working group invites to participate in a Winter Seminar titled Building Material Futures on Thursday 22nd January 2015 in Auditorium A1, Otakaari 1 X, Otaniemi, Espoo. The seminar aims to explore how timber will play a part in a more human-centred, resource efficient future. The programme will include two keynote talks as well as presentations covering a variety topics relating …

Read More »

Jonathan Hale’s keynote lecture at ATuT ’14 Oulu published


The organisers of the National Symposium of Architectural Research held in October 2014 in Oulu have announced that the keynote lecture by Dr. Jonathan Hale has now been published in the conference proceedings. Hale’s lecture was entitled “Materiality, Movement & Meaning: Architecture and the Embodied Mind”. Direct link to the article in the Proceedings: ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/atut/article/view/48277.  

Read More »

Aalto University Department of Architecture is recruiting


Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture is seeking new university lecturers in the following fields: Landscape Design and Construction History of Architecture Urban Planning The closing date for applications is 9 November 2014. The positions require fluency in Finnish and will be based at the Department of Architecture, Espoo, Finland. Complete position descriptions are available in Finnish at www.aalto.fi/fi/about/careers/jobs/type/227/?saimaschool=1.  

Read More »

Strong roots, a sturdy trunk and verdant crown: Wooden architecture’s annual rings at the Museum of Finnish Architecture

Kioski transformer, Wood Program 2002
© Kimmo Räisänen 2002.

Aalto University’s Wood Studio has for already twenty years been teaching Finnish and foreign architecture students to understand, handle and utilise wood as a building material in architecture. The present exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture provides strong evidence for what belief, passion and skill mean in the education of architects. Our expertise in wood seems finally to have …

Read More »

ATuT 2014: Updated conference programme available


The 6th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research Symposium Atut2014 is approaching. The event is held in Oulu University, Faculty of Architecture between 23 and 25 October 2015. The conference theme in 2014 is Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Well-Being, and the organisers have now published the timetable at the symposium website at www.atut2014.fi/Preliminary%20program.html. The distinguished keynote speakers are: Professor Kristina Nilsson, Luleå University of …

Read More »

Turku Urban Research Programme: Call for Research Projects 2014

In 1950, microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1888-1975) and chemist Rachel Brown (1898-1980), Division of Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, Albany, developed an effective antifungal agent (nystatin) for yeast infections. This photograph was distributed in 1955 when Hazen and Brown were given the first Squibb Award for achievements in chemotherapy.

The City of Turku announce an open call for research projects matching the Turku Urban Research Programme 2014–2017. The research funding is provided by the City of Turku, the University of Turku, and Åbo Akademi University. The call applies to research groups, including researchers affiliated to the University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅA), as well as architecture and …

Read More »