Creating The Future 2.0 (2014)

International Conference on Architecture education
Helsinki, 8-9 May 2014

About

The main objective of Creating the Future 2.0 Conference is to provide an international platform to discuss the present and the future of architecture education to young people. The first Creating the Future conference in 2009 reached a great interest with 130 experts from 16 countries. Next year attendees are expected around 250 persons.

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.

The conference is ideal for example for architects, those working on art education, as well as primary school teachers from all over the world. The participants have an opportunity to share and exchange ideas and experiences in various ways; through presentations, interactive sessions, discussions, and in10 hands-on pedagogical workshops, where the participants themselves will be able to interactively test and adapt the practices. 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
  • Creativity and brain
  • Learning by playing

Alongside with the conference, Arkki 20th anniversary grand exhibition will take place in the city centre. Conference participants will have a guided tour around the exhibition in May 8th.

Let´s create the future together!


Program

Optional activities on participants own expense are arranged additionally to the official agenda. 

All the lectures are held in English.

The Lectures

AE THEMES IN SCHOOL CURRICULA

András Cseh, Hungary
CZITA Architects / SZE / MOME
Architect

BINK, Initiative

Barbara Feller, Austria
BINK Initiative Built Environment Education for young people
Historian

EMaC: BUILT ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MALLORCA

Cristina Llorente, Mallorca
Arquitectives
Architect

Pablo Amor, Mallorca
Arquitectives
Architect

TOOLS OF ENGAGEMENT

Hanneke Scott van Wel, Scotland / UK
Stone Opera
Architect

FINNISH ARCHITECTURAL POLICY

Jaana Räsänen, Finland
Architecture Information Centre Finland
Architect

AMAG MAGAZINE

Jorge Raedo, Spain
Artist

OOPERAI, ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION IN PANAMA
New efforts in the assessment of creativity at early ages.

Juan del Barrio
Ooperai
Architect

DEVELOPING SENSIBILITY INTO LITERACY

Junko Taguchi, Japan
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo
Ph. D. Candidate

WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE AND HOW YOU DO IT?

Kadri Klementi, Estonia
Eesti Arhitektuurikeskuse
Architect

Kaire Nõmm, Estonia
Kavakava OÜ
Architect

TOO YOUNG FOR ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION?

Monika Abendstein, Austria
KUNSCHTschule, aut. architektur und tirol
Architect

FIRST STEPS IN ARCHITECTURE

Niina Hummelin, Finland
ARKKI, School of Architecture for Children and Youth
Architect, Leading pedagogue

ARKKI PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH

Pihla Meskanen, Finland
ARKKI, School of Architecture for Children and Youth
Architect, Director

OUR CITIES

Solange Espoille, Spain
Arquikids
Architect

The Workshops

There are arranged eleven innovative workshops as part of the Conference program. Each participator is free to join in one selective workshop and experience new methods with each other. The amount of participators per one workshop is limited.

When You go to the Registration link to buy the Conference ticket, You are asked to choose a ticket by one of eleven titles. Please get to know the options in advance.

Here are the Workshops on map:

Workshop_places

1. HOW BIG IS A TREE?

András Cseh, Hungary
CZITA Architects / SZE / MOME
Architect
Read more…

2. METHODS TO OBSERVE: FRAMING CITIES

Cristina Llorente, Mallorca
Arquitectives
Architect
Read more…

Pablo Amor, Mallorca
Arquitectives
Architect

3. PLAYING WITH ARCHITECTURE

Hanneke Scott van Wel, Scotland / UK
Stone Opera
Architect
Read more…

4. BUILD & PLAY

Solange Espoille, Spain
Arquikids
Architect
Read more…

5. ‘ARCHI’ & ‘TURI’ EXPLORE THE WORLD AROUND THEM

Monika Abendstein, Austria
KUNSCHTschule, aut. architektur und tirol
Architect
Read more…

6. POP UP CITY

Virpi Mamia, Finland
ARKKI, School of Architecture for Children and Youth
Architect, pedagogue in Arkki
Read more…

7. PUZZLE CITY

Sini Koivisto, Finland
ARKKI, School of Architecture for Children and Youth
Architect, Art educator, pedagogue in Arkki
Read more…

8. HUT BUILDING

Krista Meskanen, Finland
ARKKI, School of Architecture for Children and Youth
Architecture BSc, pedagogue in Arkki
Read more…

9. TRANSFORMING SPACE

Minna-Mari Paija, Finland
ARKKI, School of Architecture for Children and Youth
Landscape Architecture BSc, pedagogue in Arkki
Read more…

10. INTO ARCHITECTURE

Alf Howlid, Norway
Norsk Form, Senior Adviser
Architect MNAL
Read more…

11. HOW TO DESIGN A WORKSHOP?

Niina Hummelin
ARKKI, School of Architecture for Children and Youth
Architect, Architecture Educator, Leading Pedagogue in Arkki
Read more…

The Venue

THE CITY TOUR

INSIDE HELSINKI – WALK IN THE CITY CENTER

TIME: May 10th 2014 at 10 o’clock.
PRICE: 30 eur

This walking tour takes you for a close-up view of several culturally and historically significant public spaces and interiors, from the Helsinki University Library to the handsome atrium of the Stock Exchange building, from a glitzy Art Deco cafe to the finest Minimalist WC facilities in town.

Your guide, who has an in-depth knowledge of culture, will elaborate on the historical events and the goals of the architects and artists featured in the tour.

Tour arranged by Archtours, a full service travel agency specialized in architecture, city planning and design.

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Photo: Sami Heikinheimo, Archtours Ltd




THE AALTO TOUR

VISIT TO ALVAR AALTO HOME AND/OR STUDIO

Houses are located 800 meters apart, and can be visited consecutively.

Studio Aalto

Alvar Aalto designed the building at Tiilimäki 20 in Munkkiniemi as his own office in 1955.

Guided tours Tue-Sat at 11.30 and 12.30

Maximum number of people for each tour is 20.
Admission fee 17 €

The Aalto house

Aalto´s home from 1936 was designed as both a family home and an office and these two functions can clearly be seen from the outside.

Guided tours Tue-Sun 1, 2, 3 and 4 PM.

Admission fee 17 €

Combined admission to The Aalto House and to Studio Aalto 30 € 

Reservation for all tours riihitie@alvaraalto.fi

Map and directions

More information

Houses are located 800 meters apart, and can be visited consecutively.


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