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Join for the 16th Alvar Aalto Symposium – THE WEIGHT OF ARCHITECTURE

How much does architecture weigh when the future of the entire planet is at stake? What is the role of architecture and design amidst ecological crises, catastrophes and political upheaval? Can design make a difference, solve problems, and bring any radical change for the better?

Two days, three themes (ERA), with presentations on:

The main themes have emerged from the topical phenomena of global crises; climate change, extreme weather conditions and the loss of biodiversity to the political, financial and societal changes in our environment. Check the programme HERE.

The 16th Alvar Aalto Symposium 22.-23.8.2024 is a hybrid event, onsite in Jyväskylä, Finland, and virtual for a large international audience around the world. The event language is English. The traditional onsite venue is the main building of the University of Jyväskylä (Alvar Aalto, 1954-55).

Leading international and Finnish speakers, discussions and networking. The 15th Alvar Aalto Medal will be awarded at the opening day of the symposium. This internationally prestigious architecture prize is awarded jointly by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finnish Architectural Society and the City of Helsinki.

Join the rich side programme with guided Alvar Aalto architectural tours (limited number of seats). Read more HERE.

Take advantage of the reduced prices and get your early bird tickets before 31.5.2024. Book your tickets now HERE.


The event is organized by the Alvar Aalto Academy together with the City of Jyväskylä and other partners; Aalto University and Cumulus Association, Archinfo Finland, Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum and Finnish Association of Architects SAFA.

For more information:
Nina Heikkonen
Programme Manager,
Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 44 500 1257 

Aila Svenskberg
Event communications, Editor,
Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 040 659 1930

Take advantage of the reduced prices and get your early bird tickets before 31.5.2024!

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