CALL FOR PAPERS: The 3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar – Why Aalto?

The 3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar – Why Aalto? is to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, 9–10 June 2017. A detailed programme and registration link will be available online from 1 March 2017. Stay tuned!

The Alvar Aalto Academy invites researchers and practitioners to come to a research seminar and explore the question: Why Aalto?
The question provokes us to ponder, from a variety of perspectives, what Aalto means for today’s architecture. What are the special challenges of conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings or sites designed by Aalto? What are the special needs for the preservation or renewal of urban areas designed by Aalto? How are they to be adapted to the challenges of reuse, accessibility and new technical installations? Are there new concepts to add to Aalto’s values and theoretical thinking? What can be learned from specific areas of Aalto’s designs within the context of today, such as their relationship to sustainability and nature or to the understanding of history and local traditions? Possible themes are not limited to those listed above. The Alvar Aalto Academy is looking for innovative approaches and interesting responses to the question: Why Aalto?

The Call for Papers is open from 1 February–15 March 2017. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be given by 30 March 2017. The deadline for final papers is 30 April 2017.
The Alvar Aalto Academy looks forward to receiving proposals in response to the call, and is happy to respond to enquiries from interested parties.

Further information and enquiries:
Nina Heikkonen
Alvar Aalto Academy
nina.heikkonen@alvaraalto.fi
+358 44 500 1257

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