Research & Art

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


Past Exhibitions

29.01-28.02.2020// Nokia Phone Archive Exhibition (VRC & Lobby)

18.02-03.03.2020// Miten muotoilemme toisillemme - BA design course exhibition (Lobby)

07.01-24.01.2020 // Aalto University Magazines (Lobby) 

10.01-24.01.2020// Painting Course exhibition by Tuomo Saali (Foyer)

31.10.2019-10.01.2020// Burning Imaginations (VRC)

02-12.12.2019// `Interspecies Liminalities` exhibition (Lobby & Foyer) 

25.10-08.11.2019 // Textile Today Summit (Lobby)

18.10-23.10.2019// UWAS course exhibition`Under Pressure` 

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

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

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

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

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

10–19.4.2019 // Nature of Process (Lobby)

8–26.4.2019 // Material Research Exhibition (Foyer)

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

15-28.3.2019 // Occupy Earth (Foyer)

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

24.1.-7.2.2019 // Home off….(Lobby)

Suspended Exhibitions 2020

19.03-26.03.2020// `Realms`Exhibition (Lobby)

25.03-10.04.2020// Human-Material Interaction course exhibition (Foyer)

06.04-19.04.2020// MA-students' final exhibition in the PEX course (Lobby) 

28.05-09.06.2020// Reuse of buildings-MA Architecture course exhibition (Foyer and Lobby)

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020: Hack our habitat

07.09-30.09 // 'Articulated landscapes: Sustainable future cities between architecture and landscape' exhibition organised by Pia Fricker // Designs for a Cooler Planet 2020, Helsinki Design Week


01.10-01.12.2020 // 'Articulated landscapes: Sustainable future cities between architecture and landscape' exhibition organised by Pia Fricker

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 Edel O Reilly ([email protected])

Harald Herlin Learning Centre
Past Exhibitions in Review: 2016-2018

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Aalto betaspace, an exhibition venue for students at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture / photo by Julia Weckman.
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