Exit School of Architecture: architecture exhibition

Antti Ahlava, Jarmo Suominen, Fernando Nieto Fernandez, Pekka Tynkkynen, Saana Rossi, Natalia Vladykina

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The three Human Cities exhibitions held at Aalto University in September, 2017, display three different scales of participatory design: European, Finnish and Global. The integrative theme in the role of Aalto University in all of these exhibitions has been structural, systemic, contextually sensitive social innovations for user-based architecture.

The Exit School of Architecture exhibition, also held in Dipoli, presents a local Finnish approach to participatory design in a systemic manner. We have studied the interplay between architects and their clients with an emphasis on shared values and reciprocal communication, based on shared cultural mentality between the client-user and the designer. This approach emphasises local cultural characteristics of user-based design and aims at long-term improvements in the understanding and creation of meaningful participatory projects and milieus with local identity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo, Finland
PublisherHuman Cities Programme
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2017
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventHuman Cities: Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 - Dipoli, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 13 Sept 201727 Sept 2017


  • Finnish architecture
  • Nordic Noir
  • Helsinki
  • participatory design
  • collaborative design
  • Aalto University


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