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Lisbon Architecture Triennale team visiting Helsinki

Canaletto venezia la festa di san rocco 1735 ca 01

Archinfo on viime vuonna käynnistänyt yhteistyön Lissabonin arkkitehtuuritriennaalin kanssa. Suomalaisarkkitehteja on ollut luennoimassa

Since last year Archinfo Finland has been in collaboration with Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Finnish architects have given lectures in Lisbon, and now a public discussion is held together with New Academy at Kulttuurisauna in Helsinki.

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. Its 5th edition is organized 3 October – 2 December 2019. French architect Éric Lapierre and his curatorial team are curating the next triennale under the title ‘The Poetics of Reason’.

Manuel Henriques, Executive Deputy Drector of the triennale since 2011, and Giovanni Piovene, one of the curators of the 5th edition, are visiting Helsinki as Archinfo’s guests in early April. During the visit they will take part in a public discussion organised at Kulttuurisauna on 1 April about curating and exhibiting architecture. Come along to hear more about the upcoming triennale.

All welcome, details below!

Monday 1.4.2019 from 18:00 to 20:30
Hakaniemenranta 17, Helsinki

A mini-symposium on curating and exhibiting architecture organised by New Academy and Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa with Archinfo Finland.

Free admission – please RSVP by Monday 1.4. at 12:00 to


"The Poetics of Reason"
Towards the 5th Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Manuel Henriques, architect, executive deputy director of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale

"Planetarium… and Other Stories"
An exhibition two weeks before vernissage… on modes of exhibiting architecture
Markus Lähteenmäki, historian, curator of “Planetarium: Oleg Kudryashov, Peter Märkli, Presented by Alexander Brodsky” at GTA Exhibitions, ETH Zurich

"National Projects"
Presenting and representing
Hanna Harris, commissioner of the Finnish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, director of Archinfo Finland

"Non tutti possono disegnare la vita come una festa"
Not everyone can design life as a party
Giovanni Piovene, architect, co-curator (with Ambra Fabi) of “What is Ornament” exhibition at the 5th Lisbon Architecture Triennale

"Curatorial / Editorial"
The architecture of  publications, the page as a space
Mika Savela, architect, co-founder of Selim Projects, editor-in-chief of the Finnish Architectural Review

Roundtable discussion moderated by Tuomas Toivonen (New Academy).

P.S. Pop-up Book & Beer shop open before and after talks!

Manuel Henriques is the Executive Deputy Director of Lisbon Architecture Triennale since 2011. The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. Link to Lisbon Architecture Triennale's website.

Markus Lähteenmäki is a historian and curator of art and architecture and a member and co-organizer of the New Academy. He is currently a fellow of the doctoral programme at the Institute for the history and theory of architecture at ETH Zurich. He is the curator of the upcoming PLANETARIUM: Oleg Kudryashov, Peter Märkli, Presented by Alexander Brodsky at GTA Exhibitions, ETH Zurich. More information on the exhibition from this link.

Hanna Harris is the director of Archinfo Finland. She was the 2018 commissioner for the Finnish pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

Giovanni Piovene founded, together with Ambra Fabi, PIOVENEFABI – an architectural firm based in Milan and Brussels.  He is also a co-founder of San Rocco magazine and the office Salottobuono. Link to PIOVENEFABI's website here.

Mika Savela is the editor-in-chief of the Finnish Architectural Review and co-founder of Selim Projects. Link to the magazine's website here.

New Academy is an independent architecture school operating within the Kulttuurisauna, established in 2013. So far the New Academy has taken the form of courses arranged with universities, a series of public lectures, seminars and publications. Link to New Academy's website here.