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Round courtyard in a wooden building. There are two round spots for vegetation.
Katajanokan Laituri (2023), Helsinki, AOA Architects. picture: AOA Architects

The Contribution of Women in Contemporary Architecture: The Finnish Example 15.10.2020

Webinar Conference & Facebook Live
Thursday, 15 October 6–8 pm
Chamber of Architects of the Province of Milan 
Via Solferino 17-19, Milan

The conference highlights the role and the importance that women play in contemporary architecture. Finnish female architects illustrate contemporary projects and present their approach and design philosophy within the themes of environmental sustainability, technological innovation and building redevelopment. The conference discusses the relationship with the historical, cultural and urban context in which we live. The event has been organised to foster and develop a dialogue and a comparison between the Finnish and the Italian realities. 

The conference is organised in cooperation with ATL – The Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices and with the patronage of the Embassy of Finland in Italy, the SAFA – Finnish Association of Architects, the Archinfo Finland – Architecture Information Centre Finland and the Italian Council of Architects. 


Welcome greetings

Marialisa Santi, Consul Chamber of Architects of the Province of Milan
Pia Rantala-Engberg, Ambassador of Finland to Italy


Aalto University, Otaniemi, Espoo
Riina Palva, Architect SAFA, Verstas Architects, Helsinki

Wood City & Katajanokan Laituri, two sustainable projects in Helsinki.
Selina Anttinen, Architect SAFA, Anttinen Oiva Architects, Helsinki 

Maria Vittoria Capitanucci, architectural historian, Politecnico di Milano

Curated by
Arianna Callocchia, Studio Callocchia

The event is part of the city festival “Women’s talents – Milan 2020”.