Arkki, School of Architecture for Children and Youth in Finland is Arkki celebrating its 20th anniversary. The festivities in 2014 include a conference and an exhibition.

Creating the Future – international conference on architecture education is held in Helsinki on May 8-9, 2014. Arkki´s previous seminar in 2009 reached a great interest with 130 participants around the world.


The main objective of Creating the Future 2.0 conference is to provide an international platform for professionals to discuss the present and the future of architecture education.

The speakers of the conference present interesting institutions and initiatives from around the world, all involved in architecture education. They will present their best practices and most innovative approaches, methods and implementations on architecture education.

This conference will provide participants with an opportunity to share and exchange ideas in various ways; through presentations, interactive sessions, discussions, and hands-on workshops. The official language of the conference is English.

Selected themes of the conference:

  • Architecture education methods and themes
  • Significance of built environment education
  • Participatory planning projects & Involving Children and Youth in urban projects
  • Best practices in teaching materials
  • Sustainability & City Planning
  • Creativity and brain
  • Learning by Playing

In conjunction with the conference, Arkki 20th anniversary grand exhibition will take place at Laituri in Kamppi during May. Conference participants will have a guided tour around the exhibition.

We invite you to join us in the conference and experience the most inspiring realizations of architecture education to young people!


Pihla Meskanen
Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth