The Harald Herlin Learning Centre exhibition spaces

The Harald Herlin Learning Centre exhibition spaces include Lobby, Foyer, and Tori area. Curated program consists of exhibitions, workshops, seminars and performances.

Exhibitions 2019-2020

Current Exhibitions 

08.07-30.08.2019 // Mexico Project Exhibition by Water Research Unit (Lobby)

Upcoming Exhibitions

04.09-26.09.2019 // Chemartsing with Bio-based Materials  as part of Helsinki Design Week (Lobby) 

25.10-08.11.2019 // Textile Today Summit (Lobby & Foyer)

07.01-24.01.2020 // Aalto University Magazines (Lobby & Foyer) 

Past Exhibitions

24.1.-7.2.2019 // Home off….(Lobby)

14.2.-8.3.2019 // Exploring Narratives, VCD (Lobby)

15-28.3.2019 // Occupy Earth (Foyer)

27.3–3.4.2019 // Explore.Adapt.Overcome (Lobby)

10–19.4.2019 // Nature of Process (Lobby)

8–26.4.2019 // Material Research Exhibition (Foyer)

6-27.5.2019 // Cut Outs & Rituals (Reading Room, 2nd Floor)

28.5-05.6. 2019// Artistic Expression Course Exhibition (Lobby, Foyer)

17.06-04.08.2019 // Blast from the Past (Foyer) 

LINK to exhibitions 2016-2018.

About the Gallery spaces

Lobby is the first space you get to when entering the Learning Centre. Its interiors are Alvar Aalto’s legacy, but after renovation the space has been customized to serve as an exhibition venue.

In Finnish, Tori means a public square, a meeting place, or an open space. It hosts a learning hub, Visual Resources Centre, a café and a nine-meter media wall with eight screens. The Media Wall serves as a channel for HHLC and university communications, and as a space for media works exhibitions.

Foyer is a gallery space in the library's 2nd floor, that can be used to exhibit objects, drawings, textiles, posters, as well as all kinds of course works. 


Guidelines for exhibitions


Curator Bilge Hasdemir ([email protected])

Harald Herlin Learning Centre

Aalto galleries and exhibition venues

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