Round table on humanitarian architecture
24 October 2018 at 18:00
Museum of Finnish Architecture
Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki
Recently the discourse on humanitarian architecture has made great leaps. Top-down oriented alignments and declarations have made way for grass-root activities, and smaller actors have been able to participate in the collective fight for global sustainability.
The multidisciplinary event organised at the Museum of Finnish Architecture gathers a number of people working on humanitarian projects around the table to discuss humanitarian architecture and ethical issues related to it.
What kind of cultural variables should be identified and acknowledged when working in a new cultural context? What is the role of an architect when designing in developing societies? The conversation covers a personal level too: what can we learn about ourselves in unfamiliar environments?
Insights will be offered by:
- Kristjana Adalgeirsdottir, architect, doctoral student, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
- Tiina-Riitta Lappi, Docent in Ethnology, Urban Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä
- Elina Koivisto, architect, Komitu Architects, university teacher, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
- Matti Kuittinen, Senior Specialist at the Ministry of the Environment
- Helena Sandman, architect, university teacher, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, founding member of Ukumbi NGO
- Miia Suomela, architecture student, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
- Juha Vakkuri, author and journalist, founder of the Finnish-African Cultural Centre and theVilla Karo residency
- Olli Varis, Professor, Aalto University School of Engineering
The round table addressing the themes of the Interplay of Cultures exhibition is moderated by Saija Hollmén, curator of the exhibition and vice dean of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.