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Two days, three themes, with presentations on ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCES, and ARCHITECTURE. The programme offers leading international and Finnish speakers, discussions and networking. Seminar venues are the traditional main building of the University of Jyväskylä and Aalto2 Museum Centre.

Check also below the unmissable side programme with Aalto’s architecture set amidst wonderful lake scenery. Limited amount of tickets!

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

 

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 22 August 2024

09:00–11:00 Pre-Symposium Architecture talk on Architectural values and education by Aalto University, University of Tampere and University of Oulu (venue: Aalto2)

11:00–12:00 Seminar registration (venue: main building of the University of Jyväskylä)
12:00–12:15 Opening of the Alvar Aalto Symposium

12:15–15:30 SESSION: ENVIRONMENT
12:15–13:00 Keynote: Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Grafton Architects
13:00–13:30 Barnabas Calder, Head of the History of Architecture Research Cluster, University of Liverpool
13:30–14:00 Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston, ALA Architects
14:00–14:30 John Schellnhuber, Director General, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

14:30–15:00 Coffee

15:00–15:45 Architecture talk on money, politics and power by the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA)
15:45–16:45 Award ceremony of the Alvar Aalto medal and speech of the medalist
16:45–17:00 Closing of Day 1

18:30–21:00 Get-together and evening programme (Venue: Aalto2)

FRIDAY 23 August 2024

09:45–10:00 Opening of day 2

10:00–12:00 SESSION: RESOURCES
10:00–10:30 Hilda Rantanen, CEO, Materialisting
10:30–11:00 David Benjamin, Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP
11:00–11:30 Ehab Sayed, Founder, Chief Evolution Officer, Biohm
11:30–12:00 Thomas Brogren, Architect and Philanthropy Project Manager, Realdania

12:00–14:00 Lunch

14:00–16:45 SESSION: ARCHITECTURE
14:00–14:30 Helena Mattsson, Professor in History and Theory, KTH School of Architecture
14:30–15:00 Emma Johansson and Willem van Bolderen, Studio Puisto
15:00–15:30 Architecture Talk “Exhibiting care and repair” by Archinfo

15:30–16:00 Coffee

16:00–16:45 Keynote TBC
16:45–17:00 Closing of the seminar

SIDE PROGRAMME

EXCURSION: Muuratsalo Experimental House

Excursion by bus and boat: Helsinki – Korpilahti (bus) – Muuratsalo (boat) – Jyväskylä (bus)

Time: 21.8.2024 13:30–22:00
Address: Starting point: Kiasma, Mannerheimin aukio 2, Helsinki. Ending point: City center of Jyväskylä.
Price: 290€ (incl. bus and boat transports, guided tour, and buffet dinner)

Guided tour: Aalto campus of the University of Jyväskylä

Walking excursion to the main campus of the University of Jyväskylä.

Time: 22.8.2024 9:00–10:30
Address: Starting point: Aalto2 Museum Centre, Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä
Price: free (incl. guided tour. Note: available only for seminar ticket holders and registration required when purchasing the seminar ticket)

Guided tour: Säynätsalo Town Hall

Säynätsalo Town Hall by bus.

Time: 22.8.2024 9:00–11:00
Address: Starting point: Aalto2 Museum Centre, Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä
Price: 30€ (incl. guided tour and bus transport)

Guided tour, sauna and dinner: Aalto’s boat Nemo Propheta in Patria

Guided tour to the exhibition of Aalto’s unique boat Nemo Propheta in Patria followed by a sauna experience and dinner in Sataman Viilu beside the water in Jyväskylä Harbour.

Time: 23.8.2024 19:00–22:00
Address: Satamakatu 10, Jyväskylä
Price: 70€ (incl. guided tour, sauna with hot tub and buffet dinner)

Excursion: Aalto West

Excursion by bus: Jyväskylä – Villa Mairea, Noormarkku – Paimio Sanatorium – Helsinki

Time: 24.8.2024 9:00-22:00
Address: Starting point: Aalto2 Museum Centre, Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä. Ending point: Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki
Price: 380€ (incl. guided tour, bus transport, lunch and dinner)

 

Excursion: Aalto East

Excursion by bus: Jyväskylä – Church of the Three Crosses, Imatra – Sunila pulp mill residential area, Kotka – Helsinki

Time: 24.8.2024 9:00-21:00
Address: Starting point: Aalto2 Museum Centre, Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä. Ending point: Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki
Price: 380€ (incl. guided tour, bus transport, lunch and dinner)

Photos: Alvar Aalto Foundation