Alvar Aalto Symposium is an international forum for discussion on contemporary architecture. It is a triennial event, that brings professionals from around the world together to engage in current topics in architecture. The aim is to raise critical discussion about the artistic, social and technical challenges of contemporary architecture.
This year the Alvar Aalto Symposium focuses on current challenges and opportunities of future housing design and construction in urban areas. Urban housing and living are in a state of paradigmatic flux. Major challenges influencing present housing design are for example reducing energy consumption, increasing the density of community structures, and renovating the suburbs, as well as changes in the age structure of the population.
The program consists of lectures which offer us a comprehensive understanding of the theme. The speakers represent a wide, multidisciplinary group of professionals and experts from the fields related to the symposium theme. The chair of the event is Finnish architect, professor Markku Hedman.
Elina Alatalo (Finland), Michael Asgaard Andersen (Denmark), Selina Anttinen (Finland), Stephen Bates (UK), Jaakko Blomberg (Finland), Mikkel Frost (Denmark), Anne Kaestle (Switzerland), Antti Lehto (Finland), Katja Maununaho (Finland), Elli Mosayebi (Switzerland), Jussi Murole (Suomi) Ola Nylander (Sweden), Sofie Pelsmakers (Belgium/UK/Denmark), Peter Pichler (Italy), Sini Saarimaa (Finland), Jyrki Tarpio (Finland), Jeremy Till (UK) ja Verena Von Beckerath (Germany).
The event is organized by Alvar Aalto Academy / Alvar Aalto Foundation in cooperation with the City of Jyväskylä, the Academy of Finland and several other partners. The language of the event is English.
The additional program of the symposium includes architectural excursions and an exhibition Alvar Aalto as a housing designer at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, Finland.
Check the web page of the event for the program, presentations of the speakers and tickets www.alvaraalto.fi/alvaraaltosymposium!
Alvar Aalto Academy
Program Manager Nina Heikkonen
Tel. 044 500 1257
nina.heikkonen (at) alvaraalto.fi
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