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On this website you can see all the events provided by the Museum of Finnish Architecture during autumn 2017. In addition to its exhibitions, the museum organizes also other events, such as discussions, lectures and workshops.


(ARK-C1005 short course, credits: 1–3)
April 10th–19th, 2018 at the Museum of Finnish Architecture
Course leader: Netta Böök, architect (MSc)

Heikki Havas / MFA

This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture, from the vernacular wooden houses to the hi-tech architecture of the 1990s, what was built, when and why? The aim is to become more aware of the architecture you encounter in, for instance, Helsinki, and to understand how building and architecture are interconnected with the general development of Finnish culture and society.
The lectures will be held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture and can be attended to earn credits (1–3 cr) – or simply to learn more about Finnish architecture. Course leader Netta Böök, architect (MSc)
Lectures are open to all museum visitors with entrance ticket. The students of Aalto University and University of Helsinki can enter simply by showing the student card at the ticket counter.
Tuesday 10th, 6–7:45 p.m.
Main characteristics of historical Finnish architecture. Vernacular building. Periods and monuments –1809
Wednesday 11th, 6–7:45 p.m.
The Finnish wooden town. Finnish 19th century architecture. Helsinki from the 17th to 20th century
Thursday 12th, 2–4 p.m.
Walking tour in the historical centre of Helsinki. Meeting at Senate Square at 2 pm.

Tuesday 17th, 6–7:45 p.m.
Finnish architecture from around 1900 to the 1940´s. National Romanticism, the Classicism of the 1920´s, Finnish Functionalism
Note: If you wish to attend a short introduction tour at the museum premises, please arrive at 5:30pm

Wednesday 18th, 6–7:45 p.m.
Finnish architecture after World War II. The Golden Age of the 1950´s, the boom of the 1960´s; tendencies by the turn of the century

Thursday 19th, appr. 12–4 p.m.
Alvar Aalto excursion.
–Starting at 12. in front of the Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen kirjakauppa, Pohjoisesplanadi 39) a brief look at Rautatalo, then commuting to KELA Hadquarters (Nordenskiöldinkatu 12, at 13:30)
–Later in the afternoon a visit to the Aalto House, Riihitie 20. Be prepared to pay for 1 entrance ticket (appr. 18 €) and 2-3 tram tickets. Take your student card with you, or, if you are a member of ICOMOS or ICOM, take the membership card.
Saturday, 28th April at noon–11 p.m.
Satu on tarua ihmeellisempi (The Fairytale is Stranger Than the Saga) is an experimental video-based work that relies lightly on quantum physics and ponders its essence as part of art. The work takes the form of an art sauna which will be built and dismantled during the festival day.
The art sauna will be build on the yard between the Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture and it is open to all. Building the sauna starts at noon and it is open the whole day until midnight. The building process is also a part of the performance and that is possible to join as well. Renvall is building the sauna with his brother Seppo Renvall.
The videos will be projected live on the walls of the sauna. These videos have been implemented with multiple camera technologies: overlapping viewing angles make the material multi-layered, creating a magical feeling. The art sauna celebrates one of the deepest cores of Finnish culture and invites to experience a new kind of löyly!
Entering the sauna is free of charge, but please bring your own towel and a swimming suit if you like. It’s also possible to rent towels at Höyhentämö for three euros.


May 31st 2017 – Present

Let’s Develop the City is an open forum for discussions between citizens and governance, to bring together agents in urbanization with a wide variety of attendees. The project was launched in spring 2017 with the Törnävä area in Seinäjoki, Finland, as a case study. The children of Törnävä inhabitants attended a workshop where they were allowed to take part in planning the development of the area, and have their voices heard by city officials.
More events in the series to be announced soon. 
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