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The broad theme of the webinar is architecture and design education and re-use of a school building designed by the renowned architect Alvar Aalto. Experts’ presentations illustrate and explore for example engaging learning environments and participatory design methods. The webinar is aimed at teachers, educators, supervisors, developers, and others interested in the topic.

The Tehtaanmäki school (1939–1940) was designed for children as a learning environment by the architect and designer Alvar Aalto. The school is located in Inkeroinen, Kouvola, Southern Finland. A new use for the building is currently sought as school operations will end in Tehtaanmäki in 2024 with the reorganization of school network in Kouvola. Is the future use in architecture and design education? How can the methods of architecture and design education be utilized in learning?  The Building as an Educator is held in English.

The webinar is related to a three-part event Tehdes – Tehtaanmäki Design, which explores these pedagogical themes as well as the school building itself. Other sections of the webinar are in Finnish.

Schedules, speakers and the program will be specified during the summer.

Graphic Design: © Satu Ahopelto, Jere Hämäläinen and Jenni Kolehmainen


Event info

Tuesday 17.8.2021 from 3 to 5 pm (Finnish time, CET + 1, UTC + 3)
online event
free of charge
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Link to the webinar will be sent to participants.

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