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Muuratsalo Experimental house by Alvar Aalto. Photo: Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation

Follow the green paths

The Alvar Aalto Nature Seminar is being held in an urban environment familiar to architect Alvar Aalto, at the University of Jyväskylä premises, Ruusupuisto Park. The two-part, free seminar, open to everyone, presents Alvar Aalto’s garden designs and cultural landscapes, Jyväskylä’s urban nature, national urban parks and the Päijänne biosphere. organisers are Alvar Aalto Foundation, City of Jyväskylä, JUYWisdom and Jyväskylä Festival. Environment is the main theme of Jyväskylä Festival 2021.

PROGRAMME
10.00-12.00 University of Jyväskylä, Ruusupuisto. Recent research data, presentations and discussion about Alvar Aalto’s relationship with nature, cultural landscapes and garden design. The seminar workgroup’s experts in architecture and gardening are: Tom Simons, Teija Isohauta, Mona Schalin, Rainer Knapas, Vilhelm Helander and Johan Mårtelius.
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-13.30 Head of Master Planning at the City of Jyväskylä Mervi Vallinkoski: the Green Loop, the central park embracing the Jyväskylä city centre.
13.30-14.00 Environmental consultant Jukka-Pekka Flander and the Finnish National Urban Parks
14.00-14.30 Expert Päivi Halinen and Päijänne biosphere, the unique natural environment of Central Finland and Päijät-Häme and how it is being developed.
14.30-15.00 Päijänne biosphere kick-off

The side programme includes guided architectural tours of Jyväskylä’s Seminaarinmäki, the Green Loop, Alvar Aalto’s Experimental House in Muuratsalo and Säynätsalo town hall.

Further information

Nina Heikkonen, Programme Manager
Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 44 500 1257
nina.heikkonen@alvaraalto.fi

Aila Svenskberg, Communications, PRESS
Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 40 659 1930
aila.svenskberg@alvaraalto.fi