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Mind-Building: Supporters and Partners

Main supporter Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland Main partner City of Helsinki Partners Embassy of Finland in Rome, Visit Finland, Visit Jyväskylä, Visit Seinäjoki, Artek, Konto Acoustics, MTAB Finland, The Building Information Foundation RTS, Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review, Alvar Aalto Foundation, Helsinki City Library

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Mind-Building: Curator and Exhibition Team

Mind-Building is a study of Finnish public libraries and library architecture. Anni Vartola, curator Anni Vartola (b. 1965 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Helsinki-based freelance architecture critic and scholar in postmodern architectural theory. Vartola graduated as an architect in 1994 and finished her doctorate in 2014. Currently, she works as senior lecturer in theory of architecture at Aalto University, School …

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The Pavilion of Finland unveils Mind-Building on 24 May

Finland’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale is a tribute to public libraries and library architects. The vernissage of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia takes place on 24–25 May. Finland’s exhibition, titled Mind-Building, explores the development of Finnish library architecture throughout times, leading up to the opening of Oodi Helsinki Central Library in December 2018. Mind-Building …

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Finnish architects featured at La Biennale Architettura 2018 main exhibition

Talli Architecture & Design has been invited to the Venice Biennale main exhibition ‘Freespace’. The practices participating in the exhibition were chosen by the main curator duo Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell. Talli Architecture & Design is best known for the block of loft flats ‘Tila’ completed in Helsinki’s Arabianranta district some ten years ago. The concept adopted the principles …

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The relationship between nature and built environment will be explored in the 2018 Nordic Pavilion

Lundén Architecture Company has been chosen to design the exhibition of the Venice Biennale Nordic Pavilion. Eero Lundén’s proposal, entitled Another Generosity, explores the relationship between nature and the built environment. The goal is to examine new ways of making buildings that emphasise the delicate but often invisible interactions between the built and natural worlds. The Nordic Pavilion, designed by …

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Hook’18: Campus of the Future -event
at Aalto Festival on May 30

30.5.2018 at 16–19.30 Lumituuli-auditorium Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo Hook’18: Campus of the Future -event is held at the Aalto Festival. During the event, the keynote speakers will introduce ideas and new perspectives for sustainable urban change and new architecture in the development of the campus. Listeners will also get an opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary conversation on the urban …

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Finnish Architectural Review 2/2018: praxis, UU AA 2

Finnish Architectural Review’s second issue 2018 asks: What does it mean to be an architect today? While the society and its discursive spaces are becoming fragmented, it is equally problematic to think of architecture as a unified culture. Different ways of practising architecture emerge, forming parallel architectures – even new praxis. The second issue takes a look at what architects …

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Two studios, two generations:
Conference on Finnish Architecture in Lisbon

Finnish Architecture is present in Portugal in April as a conference on Finnish architecture is taking place in Lisbon at Sinel de Cordes Palace on 11th of April at 7 pm.  The Lisbon Architecture Triennale’s mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination …

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