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5 black-and-white head shots of the panellists with the thext ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN LEARNING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC VIRTUAL PANEL" on top
Images (Top, L-R): Leena Svinhufvud, Hanna Kapanen, Eeva Astala, Catherine Teegarden, Alexa Griffith-Winton. Screen capture from the event page.

Virtual Panel: Architecture and Design Learning on Both Sides of The Atlantic

17.9. 2021 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Scandinavia House and The Consulate General of Finland in New York, in cooperation with the A&DO Learning Centre for Architecture and Design and Archinfo Finland
online event / Zoom

Scandinavia House & The Consulate General of Finland in New York present a virtual panel discussion on the current prospects of architecture and design learning in K-12 education. In the upcoming program “Architecture and Design Learning on Both Sides of The Atlantic,” viewers will hear compelling case examples from Finland and the U.S. with experts on both sides of the Atlantic (Helsinki and New York). 

How do you build a better world? How can your creativity improve your community? What does it take to bring bold ideas to life? These are just a few of the questions educators, parents, and students learn to solve in a creative and innovative way with methods adapted from the worlds of design and architecture. Through engaging design- and architecture-based lessons and activities, students learn critical thinking skills and nurture their creativity while gaining a richer understanding of their potential to shape the world around them.

With design curator and consultant Aidan O’Connor as moderator, the panelists will discuss pedagogical methods of architecture and design in formal education from pre-school to secondary education (K12). Panelists include Leena Svinhufvud, Educational Curator, Head of Learning, Design Museum Helsinki, Hanna Kapanen, Educational Curator, Design Museum Helsinki, Catherine Teegarden, Director of Education, AIA Center for Architecture, New York and Alexa Griffith-Winton, Manager, Content + Curriculum at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Social advocacy expert Eeva Astala represents Archinfo Finland in the panel.

The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week program.

Learn more and register here.