13th Quo Vadis Architectura? Mixing the Private and the Public in the City

2017-10-06 13:15:00 2017-10-06 19:00:00 Europe/Helsinki 13th Quo Vadis Architectura? Mixing the Private and the Public in the City Discussing the boundaries of public and private in history of architecture, housing and in urban and regional planning. http://www.aalto.fi/en/midcom-permalink-1e79df0192ee6aa9df011e78ec2e39d974431e731e7 Otakaari 1, 02150, Espoo

Discussing the boundaries of public and private in history of architecture, housing and in urban and regional planning.

06.10.2017 / 13:15 - 19:00
Lecture hall C, Otakaari 1, 02150, Espoo, FI

The boundaries of public and private have constantly changed during history and they are still changing. In the Roman patrician dwellings business and official matters reached a long way into the interiors and in medieval houses workshops and everyday life were side by side.

Modernism brought a separation of work and living. City life in squares and street was abandoned but today we feel a need to find again the liveliness of cities through our senses and social life. Is today´s technology a limitation or enabler of new possibilities? Can the sharing economy extend in the use of spaces?

Program:

  • 13.15 - 13.30 Welcome. Introduction to the theme of history. Professor Aino Niskanen (Aalto University)
  • 13.30 - 14.30 Petitions, neighbors and civic planning in late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth century England. Dr. Emily Cockayne (University of East Anglia)
  • 14.30 - 15-00 An invisible dichotomy? The meanings of public and private space in 18th-century Swedish towns. Architect, urban historian Panu Savolainen (University of Turku )
  • 15.10 - 15.20 Introduction to the theme of housing. Professor Hannu Huttunen (Aalto University)
  • 15.20 - 16.20 100 Mile City and Other Stories. Architect Peter Barber (University of Westminster)
  • 16.20 - 16.40 Time for space. Beyond the predictable. Architect, Dr. Karin Krokfors (Aalto University)
  • 17.20 - 17.30 Introduction to urban and regional planning. Professor Kimmo Lapintie (Aalto University)
  • 17.30 - 18.30 Children’s place in the city: about the changing boundaries between public and private space in children’s everyday life from the 1950s till today. Professor Lia Karsten (University of Amsterdam)

The event is organized by the chairs of History of Architecture, Housing and Urban and Regional planning. The event is part of Nils Erik Wickberg lecture series.