Tag Archives: I ♥ Finland

Venice Biennale: Opening of the Nordic Pavilion

Venice 2016 Nordic

Encounters in Venice: multiple of the Finnish architects included in the Nordic Pavilion’s exhibition were present for the opening on Thursday 26th of May. Finland has a strong presence in the In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face -exhibition with four projects presented in depth and 46 other projects included in the In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face –exhibition. This years …

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I ♥ Finland: Sarah Wigglesworth

Sarah Wigglesworth at the 12th International Alvar Aalto Symposium in Jyväskylä, Finland in August 2012. Photo: Olli-Pekka Orpo / Alvar Aalto Academy.

It’s August 2012 and I’m in Helsinki, a capital city on the edge of Europe. The 12th Alvar Aalto Symposium is opening tonight, marked by a gathering at his studio / house complex, now a museum. I’m nervous. Who holds a conference in August? Everyone is on holiday! Yet there are plenty of people at the party – they can’t …

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I ♥ Finland: Roger Connah

Roger Connah

The finnisharchitecture.fi web journal opens with a column by Roger Connah (b. Chester, England, 1950), a writer, independent scholar and researcher based in Ruthin, North Wales. Connah lived in Finland for almost 2 decades after which he has travelled, worked and taught in Sweden, India, Pakistan, USA and is now currently associate professor at Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa (after being …

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