Museum of Finnish Architecture
March 7, 2018 at 6pm
Europe's largest international architecture event, the 16th International Architecture Biennial, opens in Venice on May 26, 2018. This year, the Museum of Finnish Architecture has a leading role in the Nordic Pavilion exhibition. The theme of the exhibition will be discussed on Wednesday March 7 in a panel discussion. At the same time the curator and exhibition designers will be introduced. The participants include Kieran Long, Director, ArkDes; Nina Berre, Head of Architecture Department, Nasjonalmuseet, Exhibition Commissioner Juulia Kauste, Director, Museum of Finnish Architecture and curator of the exhibition.
The Nordic Pavilion was designed by the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn in 1962. The Nordic Pavilion exhibitions are always a cooperation between Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Humankind is actively shaping the world today. The geological impact of human activity is so pronounced it has changed the behavior of our planet. This is the epoch of the Anthropocene. Though the Anthropocene may appear to mark the moment humans have come to overpower nature, it is also an opportunity to rethink the most basic relationship between our buildings and ecology. Architecture should be considered a tool for redefining the complete cycle of building, from its most basic components to its operating systems.