Architecture Speaks invites six architects from Europe and the US to Finland to give lectures on different perspectives to architecture.

The new season of Architecture Speaks lecture series is launched

In November, the Architecture Speaks lecture series continues with new inspirational speakers. The new season looks at themes related to sustainable development and how architecture can contribute to building a more sustainable society. The series is organised by Aalto University Department of Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture together with Archinfo Finland.

As with the previous years’ Architecture Speaks lectures, the line-up of speakers represents a variety of different perspectives on the architecture and design practice, with an aim to enhance discussion about architecture, both as an art form and a means of shaping society.

“I feel that there is a distinct lack of engaged, lively discourse on the topic of architecture in Finland at the moment,” says Jenni Reuter, curator of the lecture series. “The purpose of this lecture series is to inspire discussion about architecture on a broader, more in-depth level than we do today. The lectures offer time to pause and analyse what we are doing and why, and moreover, what it says about our era.”

Architecture Speaks 2019–2020 
1:15 pm Aalto University, Lecture hall A1, Otakaari 1x, Espoo (free entrance)
6 pm Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki (museum admission ticket)

Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Jonathan Ferguson / Ferguson Bates Architects

Wednesday, 11 November 2019
Mette Lange / Mette Lange Architects

Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Thomas Kröger / Thomas Kröger Architekten

Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Beate Hølmebakk / Manthey Kula Architects 

Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Sheila Kennedy / Kennedy & Violich Architects

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Dirk Somers / Bowenbouw Architectuur