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Open lecture course on the history of Finnish architecture starts at MFA

The Museum of Finnish Architecture and Aalto University, Department of Architecture, invite you to come and learn about the history of Finnish architecture with architect, lecturer Netta Böök at their free but intensive 2-week course starting at the museum (Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki) on Monday 16th March, 2015, at 16:15.

The English-speaking lectures provide an introduction to the special features of Finnish architecture and the relationships between architecture, landscape, resources and history. The time line is from the Middle Ages to the end of 20th century, with a focus on the 20th century.

The course is part of the lecture series Finnish Society and Culture organised by the University of Helsinki. The course code is ARK-C1005 and yields 1-3 credit points for university students.

Programme (subject to changes):

Monday 16.3.2015, 16:15–18
Main characteristics of historical Finnish architecture. Vernacular building. Periods and monuments till 1809.

Wednesday 18.3.2015, 16:15–18
The Finnish wooden town. Finnish 19th century architecture. Helsinki from the 17th to 20th century.

Friday 20.3.2015, 14:00–16:00
Walking tour in the historical centre of Helsinki. Meeting at Senate Square.

Monday 23.3.2015, 16:15–18
Finnish architecture from around 1900 to the 1940 ́s. National Romanticism, the Classicism of the 1920 ́s, Finnish Functionalism

Wednesday 25.3.2015, 16:15–18
Finnish architecture after World War II. The Golden Age of the 1950 ́s, the Boom of the 1960 ́s; tendencies by the turn of the century

Friday 27.3.2015, 12:00–16.00
Aalto excursion in Helsinki. The meeting point will be specified later.

More information directly from the lecturer:

Netta Böök, architect (M.Sc.).
Netta Böök, architect (M.Sc.).