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“HUMANISTIC MODERNISM” – WORKS BY ALVAR AALTO IN THE WORLD HERITAGE CONTEXT

Seminar 9-10 October 2019, Lahti, Finland

Tuesday, 8 October, 2019

Pre-seminar excursion: Paimio and Artek furniture factory. Limited number of places. Separate registration in advance is booked by purchasing the excursion from our webshop.

08:30-19:00
Start in Helsinki. Visits at Paimio Sanatorium, Artek furniture factory and Lahti Church (Church of the Cross).

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019, Seminar Day 1

Seminar venue: The Sibelius Hall, Ankkurikatu 7, Lahti

08:30
Registration and coffee
09:00
Opening of the seminar. Riitta Kaivosoja (Ministry of Education and Culture), Pekka Timonen (City of Lahti) and Tommi Lindh (Alvar Aalto Foundation)

09:30
KEYNOTE Robert McCarter: Alvar Aalto in the History of Architecture

10:30
Examples of Modern UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Ivrea Industrial City, Tanja Marzi
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, Bénédicte Gandini
Van Nellefabriek, Marieke Kuipers

11:15–12:30
Lunch at own expense (11,90€ in on site restaurant)

12:30
Discussion: Serial nomination of modern sites, Alfredo Conti (ICOMOS)
Introduction to the theme by every speaker á 5 min (30 min), panel discussion (45 min), questions

  1. Le Corbusier / Michel Richard
  2. Frank Lloyd Wright / Lynda Waggoner
  3. Natalia Dushkina
  4. Tommi Lindh

14:00
Coffee break

14:30-16:00
Alternative programmes for participants. Aalto workshops are for workshop participants (workshop is selected when registering and confirmed by organizers) and general programme for participants not registered to a specific workshop.

a) INVITED AALTO WORKSHOPS
14:30–17:30
Invited Aalto Workshops – workshop leaders and themes:

  1. Marieke Kuipers: Comparative Analysis
  2. Natalia Dushkina: Potential Serials of Alvar Aalto
  3. Anni Vartola: Aalto’s Texts and Ideas
  4. Robert McCarter: Global Value of Alvar Aalto’s Architecture
  5. Bénédicte Gandini: Conservation Management Plans
  6. Juhana Lahti: Aalto’s influence on modern architecture and design

b) GENERAL PROGRAMME
14:30
Sirkka-Liisa Jetsonen: Architecture of Alvar Aalto

15:30-16:30
Developments of Lahti by bus, Riitta Niskanen, Lahti City Museum
or
15:30-16:30
City walk by a guide from the City of Lahti
or
15:30-16:15
Guided tour at the Sibelius Hall
(Bus will leave for the tour in front of Sibelius Hall and back to Sibelius Hall from the center close to Hotel Seurahuone at 17:30)

18:00–18:45
STUDIA GENERALIA Juhani PallasmaaALVAR AALTO´S HUMANISTIC WORLDVIEW – Towards a Synthetic Architecture

19:00
Evening reception by the City of Lahti. Light buffet (registration in conjunction with seminar registration)

 

Thursday, 10 October, 2019, Seminar Day 2

09:00 
Opening

Alternative programmes for participants

a) INVITED AALTO WORKSHOPS
09:00–11:30
Invited Workshops continue

b) GENERAL PROGRAMME
09:10-11:15
Lectures about architecture and design by Aino and Alvar Aalto

09:10–9:30
Alvar Aalto and Lahti / Riitta Niskanen, Lahti City Museum

09:30–10:30
Alvar Aalto as a Designer / Mari Murtoniemi, Alvar Aalto Foundation

10:30–11:00
Alvar and Aino Aalto – Humanist approach in the Housing Design. Jonas Malmberg / Alvar Aalto Foundation

11:00–11:15
Alvar Aalto Research and Network / Mia Hipeli, Alvar Aalto Foundation

11:15–11:30
Discussion

11:30–12:30
Lunch at own expense (11,90€ in on site restaurant)

12:30
Workshop results by the Workshop leaders

14:30
Coffee break

15:00
Panel by the Workshop leaders: What have learnt at the Workshops?

15:45
Discussion

16:15
Closing of the seminar, Tommi Lindh

All the lectures and discussion are in English. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme.

Photo: Church of the Cross, Lahti. Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation