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The Other Approach – examining our ways of living as suggested by Finnish architecture

Date: Thursday 6 October 2022, 2pm
Location: Richard Eden Suite, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Booking details: via Eventbrite
Details for attendees: For any queries, please email aa2352@cam.ac.uk

The Other Approach is being coordinated by recent Clare Hall Visiting Fellow Professor Dr Antti Ahlava, who shares:

‘This is an event which examines our ways of living as suggested by Finnish architecture, which is often qualified as being at a crossroads: of the vernacular and modernism, of the East and West, of natural and high-tech, of the nightless night and of round-the-clock darkness. From such an in-between space, do we have particular insight into mediating between the opposites and extremes that define contemporary life – into approaches that challenge, complement and contradict the global status quo? This event considers a range of topics from the diversity of living to anarchistic workhomes and Nordic Noir in architecture.’

There will be introductory talks by Finnish architects from the University of Cambridge: Professor Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank, Churchill College; Dr Sofia Singler, Homerton College; Professor Dr Antti Ahlava, Clare Hall (and Aalto University). Keynote speaker: Teemu Kurkela, JKMM Architects, Helsinki.

Please note that this event has not been organised by Clare Hall.


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