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Welcome to the leading event on creative education via architecture and design of the world!
Arkki, School of Architecture for Children and Youth in Finland and Arkki International organise in collaboration with Archinfo,
Architecture Information Centre Finland the 3rd edition of the international conference Creating the Future in Helsinki.
The conference is organised every five years. Previous editions were celebrated in 2009 and 2014 and gathered hundreds of experts and participants around the world. This years  edition will be unique since Arkki will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary.


Creating the Future III – Creative Education via Architecture will bring together international experts in the sector for two days with a program that will include workshops, lectures, keynote speeches and talks:

10.11 Pedagogical workshops

11.11 Creative education via architecture conference


Selected themes of the conference include:


Opening speech

We have the pleasure to confirm that Anders Adlercreutz will give the speech opening at the Creating the Future Conference.

Anders Adlercreutz

Architect, Member of Parliament of Finland

Anders Adlercreutz is a Finnish architect and politician, representing the Swedish People’s Party of Finland in the Parliament of Finland since 2015.

“Our values are built in childhood. We are all children only ones.”

“We need more creative thinking in Finland – as well in education, entrepreneurship as politics.”


Keynote speaker

We are glad to announce that Minna Huolilainen will join the Creating the Future Conference 2019 as keynote speaker.

Minna Huotilainen

Professor of Educational Sciences Minna Huotilainen is a brain researcher at Helsinki University and one of the most respected voices in neuroscience applied to education in Finland. She applies the latest innovations in brain research to  serve educational sciences for further understanding of learning. In her books Näin aivot oppivat (This is how the brain learns) and “Tunne aivosi” (Know your brain) she emphasises the role of art and physical education both as a method and content of learning. She has been awarded with  J. V. Snellman prize for her work of popularising brain research.




Important dates:

  • Paper submission deadline by: April 31, 2019
  • Authors’ talk or workshop submission deadline here by: October 27, 2019
  • Non Authors’ project submission deadline here by: October 27, 2019
  • Final registration deadline for participants who do not present a paper by: November 1, 2019
  • Conference dates: November 10-11, 2019