Weekly Digest 47

Woah! The Guild has a new amazing Board for the year 2020 and also of course a new set of Guild officials. Congratulations to the whole group of new actives!



I Events

Vista: 30 & fabulous 21.11.
Good vs. Evil -sitsit 21.11.
The Finland Excursion of the Guild of Architecture 22.11.
You Tell Me-Symposium 30.11.
Maja’s Pre Christmas Party 30.11.

II Pastime activities

Apply to Deep – Microplastic Challenge by 19.11
Autumn Concerts of the Polytech Orchestra in Kauniainen and Temppeliaukio Church 20.11.  and 22.11.
Dissonanssi’s autumn concert 24.11.

I Events




On the 21st of Nov will be exactly 30 years since Vista was founded. To celebrate that the board of Vista serves 30 bottles of young and nippy sparkling wine at Otakaari 1, A-wing. Arrive with empty glasses and festive spirit!




The darkness has fallen over Otaniemi, and the delinquents have found their way to Smökki with their catch. The masked group is just about to open up the confined treasures, when suddenly something interrupts the moonlight. The criminals are not alone. The good forces have arrived. What will happen when the evildoers face their punishment?Decide on your inner morals and arrive at Smökki together with the Guild of Architecture, Kannunvalajat and Rakennusarkkitehtikilta on thursday 21.11. at 18:30. Are you a superhero or a supervillain? Will you side with the good or the evil?

The ticket sale ( to the event starts on 31.10. at 12:00 in the kide.app (https://kide.app) and will act as the sign up to the event. The sign up will be binding when the ticket is purchased, but you can sell the ticket in kide.app to another person. The ticket will cost 16 euros and does not include the service fee of 0,40 euros. It is recommended to sign up for the app beforehand.
The event adheres to the Kannunvalajat Safer Space Guidelines. More information can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RD5M5zjcefLyvB0C3BxxyQSbcSUpdkGVYQaci1ajnTs/edit?fbclid=IwAR0jcoVQxYAWrWHLhVdxjrDEpHgLacGDHn0YYgapkabh1UonY1F6vG8MktI

WHAT: Good vs. Evil sitsit
WHERE: Servin mökki, Jämeräntaival 4, 02150 Espoo
WHEN: thu 21.11.2019, cocktail event starts at 18:30, sitsit begin at 19:00.
AFTERPARTY: In Smökki until 2 AM!
COST: 16 €
THEME: crime & justice
DC: crime & justice
WHY: Find your inner balance with good and evil and celebrate with AK, Kannu and RAK.

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2414670435484585/


Come and join in to the legendary and truly anticipated Finland Excursion of The Guild of Architecture. During this excursion we’ll have the chance to see the most inspiring firms and some breathtaking architecture and landscapes. When signing up to this excursion, the only thing you can be sure about is that you’ll sleep the worst night’s sleep of the year and have the absolute best and most bizarre experiences.The journey starts the 22th of November at 8.45 in front of the main entrance of the Undergraduate Centre in Otaniemi and ends the following day at 19-ish o’clock. The only things you need bring besides yourself are stuff you need to stay overnight and crazy spontaneous spirit.

The registration for this excursion will be opened on Wednesday 30.10. at 12. There are only 29 seats on the bus, so sign up fast!

WHAT? The Finland excursion of the guild of architecture
WHERE? Somewhere in Finland
WHEN? 22.-23.11. We’re leaving from the entrance of the Undergraduate Centre at 8.45 am.
WHY? Come and see

Event on  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1390144654476870/



“In ancient Greece, the symposium (Greek: συμπόσιον symposion or symposio, from συμπίνειν sympinein, ”to drink together”) was a part of a banquet that took place after the meal, when drinking for pleasure was accompanied by music, dancing, recitals, or conversation. Literary works that describe or take place at a symposium include two Socratic dialogues, Plato’s Symposium and Xenophon’s Symposium, as well as a number of Greek poems such as the elegies of Theognis of Megara. Symposia are depicted in Greek and Etruscan art that shows similar scenes.

In modern usage, it has come to mean an academic conference or meeting such as a scientific conference. The equivalent of a Greek symposium in Roman society is the Latin convivium.”

Our time is faced with many challenges: climate change, overuse of resources, destruction of ecosystems etc. Tackling these challenges demands a paradigm change. We want to encourage open discussion that challenges the current paradigm among students of architecture, landscape architecture and interior architecture, young professionals from the field or anyone who is interested.

Welcome to the You Tell Me -Symposium. This is not one of your up tight seminars but rather an event that encourages discussion and participation. To help us start the paradigm change, promoters of sustainable construction Suoja ry and VAPAA collective among others will be sharing their thoughts. The more detailed program will be shared in this event later.

Our goal is that the good ideas will not stay just in the event but that we can rather launch a movement of discussion and peer learning in the field of architecture. We will also offer tools for introducing peer learning in your study or work environment. Join us and let’s change the world!

What: Symposium about the paradigm change of architecture
Where: Lapinlahden Lähde
When: Saturday 30.11. 12:00-16:00
Why: This is your chance to discuss your hopes and concerns in an open environment and find peer support for the paradigm change.

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2212565612374150/



Welcome to Maja’s Pre Christmas Party

Some booze, porridge and beaver are served at ~6pm!
Remember to bring a small and fun/useless/crappy gift if you want to take part in the gift giving thing hosted by Jallu Buck!!
There will be some breakfast for those who are still with us in the morning.

Fill in your information here: https://forms.gle/nmKgtTdkCTLSWyM89

For more information ask here or hit the Beaver with some message in Telegram (tg-name: huliohermandez)

Event on  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1348674248589693/



II Pastime activities




Plastic waste, including microplastics in oceans is one of the biggest environmental challenges we are currently facing. New solutions, sustainable services and business concepts are needed to protect our environment and to keep our water clean.

To prevent microplastics from ending up in the Baltic sea, FanpLESStic-sea project together with Helsinki Think Company and Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) are introducing DEEP – Microplastic Challenge 29.11–1.12 2019 at Terkko Health Hub in Helsinki. DEEP is a hackathon that is focused on developing innovative solutions to prevent marine littering. DEEP calls for applications both from groups and individuals ready to create concrete solutions.

We want to bring together students, researchers, entrepreneurs and other enthusiasts to co-create solutions for preventing microplastics from polluting the Baltic sea. Apply as a team or an individual by the 19th of November 2019: https://hkithinkco.typeform.com/to/oEboRe

More information at: http://thinkcompany.fi/microplastic



This autumn, the Polytech Orchestra performs melodic rarities of the classical music repertoire. The concert begins with works by French composers: the riotous Bacchanale from the opera Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns, and the beautiful Piano Concerto by Francis Poulenc. The hypnotic harmonies of Poulenc’s rarely performed masterpiece are interpreted by pianist Aron Schulman from the Polytech Orchestra. The final number of the concert is Vasili Kalinnikov’s First Symphony, which melts away the frost of autumn with its heart-warming, wistful melodies.

Autumn Concerts of the Polytech Orchestra

Wednesday 20 Nov at 7 PM, Uusi Paviljonki (Läntinen koulupolku 3, Kauniainen)

Friday 22 Nov at 6 PM, Temppeliaukio Church (Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki)

  • Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from the opera Samson and Delilah

  • Poulenc: Piano Concerto, soloist Aron Schulman

  • Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1


Conducted by James Kahane


Tickets bought in advance:

15 / 12 / 8 €  (standard / pensioner / student)

available at polyteknikkojenorkesteri.fi/en

Tickets sold at the door:

18 / 15 / 10 €  (standard / pensioner / student)


Discount for groups of at least 10 people -20%

The programme leaflet is included in the ticket price.



Welcome to Dissonanssi’s autumn concert There Is Faint Music in Otaniemi Chapel, on Sunday 24th of November 2019 at 4 pm.

Dissonanssi’s autumn concert’s program reflects the grim ambiance of the winter darkness. The program includes works of composers such as Monteverdi, Sibelius, Bruckner and Whitacre. The concert is conducted by choir conductor Joonas Tuominen.

The concert has free admission – if you want, you can give a donation to the choir.


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