6th International Alvar Aalto Meeting on Contemporary Architecture – Technology and Humanism

September 14-15, 2017, Seinäjoki, Finland
Organized by Alvar Aalto Foundation

The 6th International Alvar Aalto Meeting on Contemporary Architecture reflects the topical themes on the built environment.

The Alvar Aalto Academy arranges the 6th International Alvar Aalto Meeting on Contemporary Architecture in Seinäjoki, Finland on 14-15 September, 2017. Theme of the seminar is Technology and Humanism. Chairman of the event, director of the Alvar Aalto Academy, Markku Hedman says he is glad that the seminar is raising a wide variety of topics and viewpoints reflecting the current state of architecture and construction. “In the future we will have a lot of challenges to resolve and a lot of interesting opportunities to take advantage of,” he says.

The uniquely multifaceted programme of this architectural gathering is divided into three sessions on research and innovation with the titles: Human, Theory and Digi. The seminar will look at new potentials in developing technology in the construction sector and their relevance to human wellbeing. This subject has sparked a lot of interest internationally and a total of 18 talks will be given over the two days of the seminar. These will cover technological developments related to construction and the use of buildings from both a practical and theoretical viewpoint. “The seminar will, for example, give people a chance to hear about the latest applications in virtual reality and topical issues in sustainable construction,” Hedman says.

See the whole program of the 6th International Alvar Aalto Meeting on Contemporary Architecture here.

The chair of the seminar is Markku Hedman, the Director of Alvar Aalto Academy. The four keynote speakers and moderators of the seminar are Pekka Heikkinen, Ari Hynynen, Markku Karjalainen and Henrika Pihlajaniemi.

The seminar is part of the Alvar Aalto Week, which will be held on 13-17 September 2017 in Seinäjoki, Finland. 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.

Organizer of the event: Alvar Aalto Academy / Alvar Aalto Foundation
academy@alvaraalto.fi
www.alvaraalto.fi
Producer: Nina Heikkonen, nina.heikkonen@alvaraalto.fi, +358 44 500 1257

Alvar Aalto Foundation is a partner of Cumulus since 2014.

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