Place NOW – Regionalism in the 2020s Seminar in Oulu on January 25, 2020

Anssi Lassila is joining as a panelist in the Place NOW – Regionalism in the 2020s seminar in Oulu tomorrow. The seminar focuses on examining regionalism in architecture from a contemporary viewpoint. The event is organized by the jeesjeesgood collective and it takes place at the Kulttuuritalo Valve. The seminar is free and open to all.

Place NOW – Regionalism in the 2020s

Seminar and discussion

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 16:00 – 19:00

Kulttuuritalo Valve

Hallituskatu 7

90100 Oulu

In the seminar on Saturday, there will be three short lectures presenting three different points of view on regionalism today followed by a panel discussion. Anni Vartola, Senior Lecturer at the Aalto University will give a talk under the title “Dialects instead of an Esperanto of Architecture – Perspectives on Cultural Engagement”.  Anna-Maija Ylimaula, Professor Emerita will discuss the legacy of the Oulu School under the title “The Oulu School Lives On”. Finally, Virve Väisänen of LUO Architects will provide reflections on regionalism today under the topic “Regionalism in the 2020s”

The three presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Anni Vartola. Anja-Kaisa Ylimommo, Lauri Louekari and Anssi Lassila will join the presenters in the panel.

The seminar will be complemented by an excursion of select architecture sites in Oulu on Sunday, January 26, 2020 starting at 10:00 and lasting until 13:00. The excursion will include a tour of the Oulunsalo Council House guided by Kari Niskasaari and Jouko Leskinen and a visit to the Pitkäkangas School guided by Martti Karsikas and Hanna-Maija Tervo.

For registration and for more information see HERE.