Research in this area aims to understand how individuals experience their physical environment and how art, spaces, buildings and communities can enhance it.
Living+ Forum 2019: Inclusive Environments
The overall theme of the Living+ Forum 2019 was Inclusive environments, the study of creating environments that accommodate the needs of, and therefore feels welcoming to, everyone regardless of their physical, cultural or economic disposition.
During 7 sessions, experts from academic, public, private and NGO sectors presented research, challenges and successes in their specific fields. The lectures, two per session, took place in the Undergraduate Centre at Aalto Campus, and the Forum ended on March 14 with a lecture by Professor Joel Sanders from Yale University.
- Libraries as Public Living Rooms / January 10
Hanna Harris, Director, Architecture Information Centre Finland
Juho Grönholm, Architect, ALA Architects
- Multicultural Living Environments / January 17
Mariana Salgado, Design and Research Lead, Finnish Immigration Service (Migri)
Hossam Hewidy, Lecturer, Aalto University
- The Segregated City – January 24
Venla Bernelius, Assistant Professor, Helsinki University
Tuukka Saarimaa, Assistant Professor, Aalto University
- Environments for the Aging Population – January 31
Raija Hynynen, Senior Housing Adviser, Ministry of Environment
Ira Verma, Architect, Aalto University
- Architectural Democracy – February 7
Sofia Amberla, Development Architect, Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices ATL
Pedro Aibeo, Architect and Engineer, Aalto University
- Design for All – February 14
Tapio Haanperä, Accessibility adviser, The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Kirsti Pesola, Tech.lic., Finnish Association of People with Mobility Disabilities
- Alternative Futures: Questioning Design Standards – March 14
Joel Sanders, Professor, Yale University School of Architecture