06 June 2012
Listening to Architecture, Composing Spaces - Newsletter 2
Baltic Network of Design, Architecture and Music
EU project of Cumulus and PRO ARTE
We keep informing you about the ‘Listening to Architecture, Composing Spaces’ project, and would love to share our experience on three trips made in February, March and April 2012.
Helsinki, Copenhagen and Horsens: Educating Children in Architecture and Design
February 20-25, 2012 experts from Russia, Finland and Denmark who are organizers of the international children’s camp visited their colleagues from the Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth (Finland) and the Art School at Horsens Art Museum (Denmark). During their visit to the Danish Architecture Center and ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (Denmark) experts learned about activities carried out by their partner organizations and had a chance to share their experiences. The trip proved to be of great importance as it enabled the participants to develop educational and cultural program for the children’s camp. The camp is to be organized in St. Petersburg in August 2012 and will be focused on educating children in architecture and design.
Helsinki: Design for All
March 26-28, 2012 a group of Russian experts who represent cultural organizations of Vyborg, Petrozavodsk and St. Petersburg set off on a journey to Helsinki to study Finnish practices in organizing spaces for the blind and visually impaired users. During the trip the experts learned about the Finnish concept of ‘Design for All’ through guided tours and presentations given at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University, Ateneum Art Museum and KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as at the Helsinki House of Music and IIRIS Center, the latter designed especially for the blind, visually and hearing-impaired visitors. As a result of the visit, the lecture of the professor of Aalto University Marjo Maenpaa was organized in St. Petersburg. Her presentation was about adapting design for all groups of population.
Lecture of Marjo Maenpaa - http://proarte.ru/ru/calendar/?id=1110
Photo album: http://vk.com/album-379354_155490027
Copenhagen: Green Architecture
April 3-6, 2012: study trip to Copenhagen for a group of architects, architectural critics and professors of architecture from St. Petersburg universities and school of architecture took place. The group visited offices of two famous architectural bureaus: 3XN and BIG and explored the objects developed by the latter - Mountain, VM-House and House 8; the participants also visited exhibitions displaying environmentally friendly materials and recycling technologies. Denmark is a leader in energy-saving technologies, and its experience proves one can create green architecture even in Northern countries. Kim Nielsen (Copenhagen) and Antti Ahlava (Helsinki) will deliver lectures on the subject in St. Petersburg (see announcement).
Lecture of Kim Nielsen: http://proarte.ru/ru/calendar/?id=1111
Lecture of Antti Ahlava: http://proarte.ru/ru/calendar/?id=1115
Photo album: http://proarte.ru/ru/calendar/?id=1111
- About the trip to Copenhagen. The Internet portal Archi.ru: http://www.archi.ru/foreign/news/news_present.html?nid=41308
About the trip to Helsinki. The Radio of All-Russian Society of Blind People: www.radiovos.ru ("Archive" - "Topical reportage")
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