Interplay of Cultures Studio (Aalto ARTS)

The Interplay of Cultures studio has run under different names since 1993. The course aims to teach students about the environmental, economic, cultural and social impacts of development, architecture and urban planning. Collaborating with universities, NGOs and municipal and national authorities helps students gain a broader understanding of the local context, but also aims at long-term capacity building in the host country. Over the years, the field trips have taken Aalto students to Senegal, Benin, Cambodia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Philippines, Zanzibar and Ghana.
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Course code ARK-E1021 - Studio Spring 
Name Interplay of Cultures Studio/Humanitarian Architecture Studio
Credits 18 ECTS
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THE ONLY WAY OUT IS IN - Interplay of Cultures 2023

Interplay of Cultures studio 2023 - Ghana

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Interplay of Cultures Studio – Sámi: Architecture that leaves no trace in the environment, Master's level course in Architecture

Interplay of Cultures studio 2022

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Interplay of Cultures Studio: Sámi. Contemplating Northern Indigenous Cultures in Present Global Challenges

Interplay of Cultures studio 2021

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ASANTE ZANZIBAR: Interplay of Cultures Studio 2019, Master's level course in Architecture

Interplay of Cultures studio 2019

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The Other Side: Interplay of Cultures Zanzibar Studio 2018

Interplay of Cultures studio 2018

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Interplay of Cultures: 25 years of education in global sustainability and humanitarian development at Aalto University

Saija Hollmén 2018

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Cities in transition 2016: studying public life in the Philippines

Antuané Nieto-Linares (ed.), Taru Niskanen (ed.), Charlotte Nyholm (ed.), Lotta Nylund (ed.) 2016

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Kigali Master Class with professor Peter Rich

Jere Pääkkönen (ed.) 2014

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E-mail: [email protected]

Visiting Address: we reside in Väre, Otaniementie 14, 3th floor

Mailing Address: WiT LAB PO Box 31000 FI-00076 AALTO FINLAND 

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