Nationwide A&DO Seminar: Architecture and Design Learning

Finnkino Plevna, Auditorium 8 / Itäinenkatu 4, Tampere / Friday, October 1st, 2021, 12:00-18:00.

The event can also be followed via live stream. 


Please note that the first part of the event (12:00–14:45) is held in Finnish and the second half (14:45–16:00) is held in English. Discussion at Finlayson Vooninki hall will be held in Finnish in the end of the event (16:30–17:30).

15.00–15.45 EEST
Keynote speaker: Jen Masengarb
Architecture and the city: A learning laboratory for young people

We welcome you to the A&DO Seminar, an event where you can update your knowledge on current themes in architecture and design education! During the day-long event, we will explore the latest experiments in architecture and design education as well as the creative utilization of museum collections in learning. The seminar offers perspectives and ideas to support the teaching and learning of architecture. During the event, you will be able to follow, via practical examples, a variety of presentations on educational projects, as well as on the contents implemented using the methods of collaborative design. 

Exploring architecture is useful not only to those who intend to become architects. Architecture can inspire anyone to explore their surroundings. It can instil a desire in people to learn how to solve genuine design problems in their surroundings. In the future, these gradually honed design tools will prove useful in many ways! There is something to be learned from every building – be it modest or grand. As we learn to explore the everyday structures in our own lives, our neighbourhood can become a true learning laboratory. 

The seminar’s keynote speaker, Jen Masengarb, Executive Director of  the American Association of Architects (AIA) Chicago, will utilise her more than 20 years of experience at the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) and the AIA to provide the participants with creative ideas that will inspire their understanding of architecture. 

The seminar will be moderated by representatives of the A&DO project team: Hanna Kapanen, educational curator at the Design Museum, and Arja-Liisa KaasinenHead of Collaboration & Engagement at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. 

Seminar speakers:
Liisa Aholainen, Museum Curator, Taidekaari 
Marjut Alitalo, Designer, A&DO Lab Exhibition Architect
Leena Hannula, Museum Pedagogue, A&DO Lab Guide
Riikka Jalava, Service Designer, A&DO Lab Service Designer
Jemina LindholmManager of Learning and Public Programmes, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Jen Masengarb, Executive Director, The American Institute of Architects AIA Chicago
Anna Kokki, Designer, Finnish Association of Design Learning SuoMu
Leena SvinhufvudEducational Curator, Head of Learning and A&DO, Design Museum 

Instructions for participation 

The event will be held at Finnkino Plevna, Auditorium 8.

Pre-registration for the live event can be made via this link, no later than 24th September 2021 

The event will be live-streamed on site. There is no registration for the online event. Participate via this link.

Please note that registration to the live event is binding and non-transferable.
However, if you are unable to attend the event, please notify us by email at: .

Information about non-attendance is important so we can give your place to someone else on the waiting list. More detailed instructions for participation will be sent to registrants by e-mail after the registration deadline. 

The event will be live-streamed on site. On registering for the event, you will receive a link to the seminar. 

The event will be held at Finnkino Plevna, Auditorium 8. Access to the upper-floor auditoriums is by liftand to the lower-floor auditoriums via a ramp from the main entranceThere are steps in front of Auditorium 3, and so the janitor will provide direction to those requiring assistanceSpaces reserved for wheelchairs are on row 4. The event will be held in Finnish from 12:00 to 14:45, and in English from 14:45 to 16:00. Discussion at Finlayson Vooninki hall will be held in Finnish in the end of the event (16:30–17:30). The event is free of charge. There will be no simultaneous translations or live subtitles during the live streaming of the event. No video recording of the event will be broadcast afterwards. 

Welcome to TAD Week 2021! 
The event is part of the Tampere Architecture and Design Week programme. See the events for the entire week at: www.tadweek.com

Further information
Marja-Kristiina Mäkinen
Tuotantokoordinaattori | Production Coordinator
Designmuseo | Design Museum Helsinki