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Alvar Aalto Academy is inviting researchers, architects, designers, educators, practitioners, students and entrepreneurs to investigate the theme of Technology and Humanism.

The 6th International Alvar Aalto Meeting on Contemporary Architecture will be held in Seinäjoki, Finland on 14−15 September 2017 and Call for Papers and Call for Innovations, are open from 3 April−31 May 2017.

The seminar, which will consist of expert lectures, workshops and discussion sessions, is seeking proposals from different fields that relate to the theme of Technology and Humanism. Alvar Aalto Academy welcomes Call for Papers and Call for Innovations proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, including architecture, arts, urban design and planning, industrial design, engineering, information technology, media and communication studies, social sciences and humanities.

In this seminar we are looking for contributions that acknowledge the relationship between evolving technology and changing premises for human wellbeing within the context of the built environment. The theme can be approached from the perspective of user-driven processes, building technologies including new materials and processes, energy and resource efficiency and production, healthcare and welfare solutions and the impact of ICT on living and working.

Please find the details on submitting an abstract for the seminar here:

The event is part of Alvar Aalto Week which will be coordinated by Alvar Aalto Academy and held in Seinäjoki, Finland on 13−17 September 2017. Public events that will be organized in the city during this week will offer an interesting, interactive programme for local residents and students and professionals in the field. The events will focus on Alvar Aalto’s oeuvre and design ideology, along with topical issues related to the built environment. More information of Alvar Aalto Week.

Alvar Aalto Week is arranged by the Alvar Aalto Academy / Alvar Aalto Foundation in collaboration with the City of Seinäjoki and a wide group of partners.
Further information and enquiries:
Nina Heikkonen
Alvar Aalto Academy / Alvar Aalto Foundation
tel. +358 44 500 1257