Tue 15 May 2012

15:00 - 18:00

Urban Remix

Expert speakers from diverse backgrounds present ideas and theories from different parts of the world on urban living. From walkability to spirituality or from practicality to creativity: Urban Remix is set out to inspire new urban ideas.

In 2011, Finland was voted “The Best Country in the World” by Newsweek magazine, Helsinki was the sixth most livable city according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, and ranked number one by Monocle’s Most Livable Cities Index. With a population of 5.5 millions, Helsinki is one of the best cities today for urban dwellers.
New urban development in Helsinki demonstrates a notion of high-density planning around the core of the downtown area (Pasila and Kalasatama). Population density has brought about success to urban cities in both economical and cultural levels, but poor management of the growing population can cause serious problems and lead to degradation of urban living quality at the same time. How can we upgrade Helsinki for its’ citizens?
On behalf of Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture, the Spatial Design department has invited expert speakers from diverse cultural backgrounds to present ideas and theories from different parts of the world. From walkability to spirituality or from practicality to creativity, “Urban Remix” is set out to inspire new urban ideas.

International speakers:
“Walking between layers in Hong Kong” – Mr. Simon Ng, Senior Researcher, Civic-Exchange policy think tank (Hong Kong)
“Architecture of 1%” – Dr. Antti Ahlava, Head of Architecture department, Aalto University (Finland)
"Sacred Architecture in Multicultural Society" – Dr. Sari Dhima, Research team leader, Living-places research group (Finland)
“Kulttuurisauna – A public sauna for culture” – Tuomas Toivonen, Architect and producer of Kulttuurisauna, NOW office (Finland)
"Kai Tak River Green Corridor" - Prof. Wallace Chang Ping-Hung, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Panel discussion moderated by
Mr. Roope Mokka, co-founder, Demos Helsinki
Plus music performance by Panu Kontkanen (Finland)

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