Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar 2017

The 3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar – Why Aalto? is an international, academic seminar focusing on the research of architect Alvar Aalto. The seminar is to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, 9–10 June 2017.

An additional program, Säynätsalo Town Hall Workshop – Modern Masterpiece in Contemporary Society, will be held in Säynätsalo, 7–8 June 2017.

Registration link for the events is open now! REGISTER HERE

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FINAL CALL - CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE 15 March 2017

Alvar Aalto Academy invites researchers and practitioners to come to a research seminar and explore the question: Why Aalto? The question provokes to ponder Aalto´s meaning for today´s architecture from a variety of perspectives. What are the special challenges of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings or sites designed by Aalto? How to adapt to the challenges of reuse, accessibility or new technical installations? Are there new conceptions to Aalto´s set of values or theoretical thinking? What can we learn from specific topics of Aalto´s design in today´s context, such as relationship to sustainability and nature or meaning of history and local traditions? Possible themes are not limited to the ones herein exemplified. Alvar Aalto Academy is looking for innovative approaches and interesting answers to the question at hand: Why Aalto?

Call for Papers is open 1 February 2017 - 15 March 2017. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be given by 30 March 2017. Deadline for final papers is 30 April 2017.

» Please find the details on submitting an abstract for the seminar here

3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar - Why Aalto?, Jyväskylä 9-10 June 2017

3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar - Why Aalto?, Jyvaskyla 9-10 June 2017

The 3rd Researchers Network Seminar – Why Aalto? is an international, academic seminar focusing on the research of architect Alvar Aalto. The seminar is arranged by the Alvar Aalto Academy in collaboration with the City of Jyväskylä. The seminar programme includes keynote speeches and presentations based on selected papers.

PROGRAMME

FRI 9 JUNE 2017 12:00-13:00 Registration of the seminar
13:00-13:30 Opening of the seminar
13:30-14:00 Keynote 1
14:00-14:30 Presentation 1
14:30-15:00 Presentation 2
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Parallel sessions A & B (6x15min Pecha Kucha each)
19:00-20:00 Evening programme at Alvar Aalto Museum
 
SAT 10 JUNE 2017   9:00-11:00 Alvar Aalto Architecture in Jyväskylä excursion
12:30-13:00 Presentation 3
13:00-13:30 Presentation 4
13:30-15:00 Parallel sessions C & D (6x15min Pecha Kucha each)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Round table discussion
16:30-17:00 Keynote 2, Public lecture

REGISTRATION FEES

REGISTER HERE
EARLY BIRD
until 30 April 2017  
FULL PRICE
1 May–9 June 2017
Full registration €180 €220
One day €100 €120
Student (undergraduate)   €50 €50

    The seminar fee includes:
  • Participation in the seminar event and coffee breaks on 9-10 June 2017 in the Ruusupuisto Building
  • Participation in the Alvar Aalto architecture excursion in Jyväskylä on 10 June 2017
  • Evening program and buffet dinner on 10 June 2017 in the Alvar Aalto Museum

SEMINAR VENUE

Ruusupuisto Building, Alvar Aallon katu 9, FI-40600 Jyväskylä, Finland

ACCOMMODATION

    We have made block bookings in the name of Alvar Aalto Academy. Please reserve your accommodation directly from the following hotels:
  • Verso Hotel
  • Hotel Milton
  • Hotel Alba

Säynätsalo Town Hall – Modern Masterpiece in Contemporary Society, Säynätsalo 7-8 June 2017

Saynatsalo Town Hall – Modern Masterpiece in Contemporary Society workshop 2017

Alvar Aalto Academy invites researchers and practitioners involved in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods, to participate the Säynätsalo Town Hall Workshop – Modern Masterpiece in Contemporary Society, in Säynätsalo, Finland, 7–8 June 2017.

The theme of the workshop is this modern masterpiece of Alvar Aalto in our contemporary society. The aim of the workshop is to provide new multi-discipline information and understanding of the values and prerequisites for the use of the Säynätsalo Town Hall. The use of the building is currently in a state of flux, since the municipality of Säynätsalo merged with the City of Jyväskylä in 1993, which put an end to its original functions as a town hall. A maximum of 30 participants will be selected in the order of registration. A registration link will be available online from 1 March 2017.

» More information about the Säynätsalo Town Hall workshop

PROGRAMME

WED 7 JUNE 2017 13:00-13:30 Opening of the workshop
13:30-14:00 Keynote 1
14:00-15:00 Coffee break and a guided tour of the Säynätsalo Town Hall
15:00-17:00 Workshop session 1
 
THU 8 JUNE 2017 10:00-12:00 Workshop session 2
12:00-13:00 Lunch at the Säynätsalo Town Hall
13:00-15:00 Workshop session 3
15:00-17:00 Presentation of the outcomes of the workshop,
discussions, coffee/wine&cheese

REGISTRATION FEE   €120     REGISTER HERE

    The registration fee includes:
  • Participation in the workshop event and coffee breaks on 7-8 June 2017 at the Säynätsalo Town Hall
  • Lunch on 8 June 2017 at the Säynätsalo Town Hall

WORKSHOP VENUE

Säynätsalo Town Hall, Parviaisentie 9, FI-40900 Säynätsalo, Finland

ALVAR AALTO ARCHITECTURE EXCURSION, JYVÄSKYLÄ-HELSINKI 11 June 2017

The seminar will be followed by a voluntary excursion, not included on the seminar registration fee. The excursion is a tour of the architecture of Alvar Aalto in Muurame, Lahti and Helsinki. The tour will take place only if there are minimum 20 registered participants.

REGISTRATION FEE   €160     REGISTER HERE

    The registration fee includes:
  • Transportation from Jyväskylä (9:00) – Helsinki (18:00) on 11 June 2017
  • Lunch on the way
  • Buffet dinner at the Studio Aalto in Helsinki

The organisers reserve the right to alter the programmes

Organizing and academic committee

Markku Hedman, Director, Alvar Aalto Academy
Ari Hynynen, Professor, Tampere University of Technology and City of Seinäjoki
Olli-Paavo Koponen, Professor, Tampere University of Technology
Tommi Lindh, Director, Alvar Aalto Foundation
Aino Niskanen, Professor, Aalto University

Further information and enquiries:

Nina Heikkonen
Alvar Aalto Academy
+358 44 500 1257
nina.heikkonen (at) alvaraalto.fi

» Registration for the seminar and the workshop

Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Call for Papers 1 February 2017 - 15 March 2017

» 3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar - Call for Papers (PDF)

More information about the Säynätsalo Town Hall Workshop

» Säynätsalo Town Hall workshop (PDF)

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» Alvar Aalto Researchers Network -seminaari 2017