“Where’s the genius here?” Arkadia Bookshop in Helsinki hosted a discussion of regional architecture schools


On August 15th Arkadia in Helsinki was the venue for a roundtable entitled ‘The future of regional architecture schools’ and the presentation of the 31st issue of Project Baltia. The event was sponsored by SAROS.

In October 2017 the High North Centre for Business and Governance at Nord University Business School organized a tour for Russian businessmen to the north of Norway. The group visiting the town of Bodø was accompanied by Marina Nikiforova, a correspondent for Project Baltia.

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In Tallinn the three-part competition to devise a masterplan for the Old Harbour has been won by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA). You can find the abridged version of the article in the Events section of the 30th issue of Project Baltia (theme: ‘Future’). The full version is published here in the magazine’s blog.

   
Moscow | 04.10.2017

Finnish Architecture Days were held in Moscow on October 04–05th by Project Baltia magazine together with the Embassy of Finland and the Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices (ATL). The festival took place for the second time and this year the topic was defined as “Educational Environment”. The partner of the festival was Honka construction company (Rossa Rakenne SPb).

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St. Petersburg | 28.09.2017

Nordic Architecture Days were conducted on September 28-29th in St. Petersburg. The topic of the events, held for the second time, was defined as “Architecture and Education”. The discussion took place within the framework of “Nordic Week in St. Petersburg” festival. The Project Baltia magazine, the Consulates General and the institutes of cultures of Nordic countries organized the events.

   

At a conference, taking place in Tallinn on April 21-22, architecture’s turn to nature and data will be explored from political and historical perspectives. Keynote speakers are Matthew Gandy and Douglas Spencer from the UK. The conference is organised by the
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia in cooperation with the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK. The event is open to the public.


The only foreigner to take part in the series of architecture talks entitled ‘Genius loci’ (organized by Project Baltia and the ‘Novaya Gollandiya: cultural urbanization’ project) was the Finnish theoretician Juhani Pallasmaa. Russian readers know Pallasmaa from his book ‘The thinking hand. Existential and embodied wisdom in architecture’, which is now a bibliographical rarity. Here Marina Nikiforova talks to Finland’s principal architect-thinker.



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