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Winy Maas at Wickberg Lectures 2014: Never Stop!

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“The Helsinki Guggenheim competition is insane!”, wailed Winy Maas when showing his calculations of jury duty with 1,715 entries and an exceptionally tight schedule. Maas, the director and founding partner of the epic MVRDV office, made his keynote speech at the 10th Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures at Dipoli, Espoo. Addressing a full house, he roused the audience with a direct question: how much value are we putting on new …

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Newtopias seminar in Espoo: Keynote by Winy Maas

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Updated programme Quo Vadis Architectura? 10th Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures 2014 What is the role of Utopias in art, design, architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture today? Keynote: Winy Maas / MVRDV. Tuesday 23.9.2014 at 8:30-18:30, Dipoli Auditorio, Otaniemi, Espoo. Event announcement on Aalto University web site: architecture.aalto.fi/en/current/events/wickberg2014.      

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Quo Vadis Architectura? Winy Maas keynote lecturer at Nils Erik Wickberg lectures

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Quo Vadis Architectura? Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures 2014 Newtopias – Parallel Dreaming in Architecture, Design and Art What is the role of Utopias in art, design, architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture today? The annual lecture event organised by Aalto University, School of Arts and Design, Department of Architecture announces esteemed Winy Maas as the keynote speaker in 2014. Maas is the founding …

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Open academic events in March 2014

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Learning from Rwanda. Open lecture by architect, professor Peter Rich. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 13 Aalto University, Department of Architecture, Miestentie 3, Espoo, in hall 103 (1st floor) The lecture is part of the Public Buildings Kigali Master Class, funded by Asko Foundation. More information: Saija Hollmén, saija.hollmen (at) aalto.fi Sustainable Housing in Hokkaido. Research activities in Hokkaido and Aalto. Open lecture; …

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Close-up: professor Pirjo Sanaksenaho

Pirjo Sanaksenaho. Photo: Juha Lind

Pirjo Sanaksenaho’s childhood dream profession, already in primary school, was an architect. Sanaksenaho, who has established a career as both a practicing architect and teacher of architecture, began her position as associate professor of building design at Aalto University on 1.12.2013. Anne Tervo‘s interview delves into her academic career as well as her activities as a newly appointed professor. The teaching …

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New Interpretation on Images, Textuality and Derrida in Architecture

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Architect Sari Tähtinen has added a new, intriguing chapter on theory of architecture with her dissertation Writing architecture: Textual image practices – a textual approach in architectural research (Aalto ARTS Books, 2013). The thesis discusses the fluctuating and unsteady character of images in contemporary architectural discourse. According to Tähtinen, the architect works, above all, with images. The architect is an image-maker. Tähtinen suggests, …

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