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Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture

Architecture Speaks: Grand Huit

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Grand Huit

This year, the annual lecture series by Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture focuses on the architect's role in society. The fourth lecture will be given by the French cooperative Grand Huit.

Clara Simay, Julia Turpin and Marine Kerboua are architects and activists specialising in sustainability and social issues. They are the founders of the French cooperative Grand Huit, which brings together architects, landscape architects and urban philosophers to carry out projects on solidarity and the circular economy. For example, the group has created a site in Paris called Ferme du Rail, which combines housing and agricultural activities. The cooperative organises training courses for professionals on ecology and the circular economy in local areas.

"A responsible group of activists (Grand Huit) has successfully implemented urban farming projects for the homeless in the Paris suburbs, among other things", describes Jenni Reuter, curator of the Architecture Speaks! lecture series.

The Architecture Speaks! lecture series, a collaboration between Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, has presented current architectural phenomena for nine years. The 9th season of the lecture series will feature lectures by six architects or groups of architects.

The lecture is on Zoom, and pre-registration is required. Read more through this link.

See the other parts of the lecture series here.