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Excursion to Lahdelma & Mahlamäki
SISTA organizes an excursion to Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects office in Punavuori 4.3.2020 on Wednesday. Sign up is open now through this form. Interior Architecture students will be prioritized, but if the group will not be filled with them, we will fill rest of the spots with other major students based on the sign up order. Excursion is free. Maximum number of students to attend is 20.
During the visit we will be welcomed by architect Teemu Seppälä and interiorarchitect Minja Hildén.
Excursion’s language: Finnish and/or english
What Modernist Education Teaches Us About Out Western Mindset
Although in recent years interest towards Modern Movement has risen, the focus is often limited to the works of the pioneer architects. Simultaneously, up until recently some locations and their heritage have been more exposed to the public than others. For example, Modern architecture in Africa, also referred to as Tropical Modernism or a more recent term African Modernism has not received as much attention as its Western counterparts. The author of the new book “African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence” refers to this heritage as “an amazing wealth of architectural works that are hardly known to people outside of the respective countries”. On the other hand, as the original aspirations of Modern Movement were hardly limited to its pioneer works or specific geographical contexts it is crucial to draw attention to the wider virtues and diversity of modernist forms globally.
Today, Modern architecture embodies diverse meanings in the various geographical contexts. As a matter of fact, the diversity of meanings, along with other influencing factors, is translated in the alterations the buildings experienced, the stories they embedded throughout the years and the public memory of them.
One cannot stop but wonder what this selective approach teaches us about the western mindset; why do we are still taught that Modernism is a western invention and what can we as a young professionals do to approach Modernism with its original intention: `Better quality of life for all!´
Please, join the discussion and small presentation on the topic.
Let´s leave our Modernist education backpack at home and be open for new ideas.
What: discussion on architecture, modernism, colonialism and sustainability
Misunderstood sitsit 2020
Are you an ambitious Sagittarius, a honest Aries or a compassionate Virgo? Is your ruling planet Venus, Moon or Uranus? Did the tarot cards predict that something exciting is about to happen? The stars and moon are aligned perfectly for an adventure. The cards and and the stars don’t lie because Misunderstood sitsit are here again!
Take fate into your own hands, polish your crystal ball and come find out what the future holds with the Guild of Architecture, Athene, NuDe and Prodeko.
Sitsit party are for those over 18 years old!
WHAT: Misunderstood sitsit & sillis
One of our guilds biggest overall sponsors Wienerberger comes to give us a short lecture about their company on Monday 9.3 at 3.15 pm. Coffee and snacks will be served! Come to see what kind of company is printed on your overalls! Dresscode: overalls
WHAT: Wienerberger lecture and coffee
Last year’s succesful trampolinepark visit had AK Sportklubb arrange a new one to Rush Helsinki on Tuesday March 10th 18:00! Common leave from guild room at 17:15.
The visit will cost 5,5€, prepare to pay 3€for the trampoline socks. If you have some other trampoline socks, Rush can exchange them to the right kind of socks for free.
Sign up opens up March 3rd 12:00.
WHAT: Trampolinepark visit
Cabin maintenance weekend
Welcome to the traditional Cabin maintenance weekend!
It is time to take care of the jewel of our society, the Cabin. The weekend is spent pursuing chores, but also enjoying and relaxing too!
It is recommended to come to the Cabin already on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday we will be working from breakfast to dinner (~10-18).
The weekend is completely free, including all the meals. Thirsty ones shall bring their own refreshments!
Fill the form to join the event! https://forms.gle/zRmuirjWYfwimXJ66
II Pastime activities
I heard some rumours that the Song Leader Seminar of Spring 2020 is here! In this seminar, you may have a chance to sing old and new songs you have never even heard of. If you are tired of singing the same old ko-ko-ko-koskenkorvaa or just really intrigued about learning new songs, you should definitely sing-up at https://forms.gle/U6U1tjsRTd9QbzTK7
The deadline for the sign-up is 28.2., and it is binding.
By what I’ve heard the seminar is meant for all students interested in sitsi-song culture and some songs from the brand-new international songbook will be featured as well. The night should not be over after all the singing and dining as the after-party might be held at the same location. Someone even said there is a sauna (and a hot tub) so better grab your towel with you.
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