6.11 Seminar on the Finnish architect and theorist Reima Pietilä: Inside the Outsider in Finnish Architecture

Kuva Aalto yliopiston päärakennuksesta Dipolista

Monday, November 6th 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Institutum Romanum Finlandiae
Via Garibaldi 31, Rome

Free entry, to enroll please compile this registration form.
The seminar will be held in English.

Architect Reima Pietilä (1923-1993) is an exceptional figure in Finnish and international architecture, renowned for his significant architectural production and his theoretical-philosophical writings as well as his educational work. The centennial of his birth presents a unique opportunity for new studies on his complex and sometimes controversial legacy.

‘Novembre Nordico’ is an ideal occasion to explore his Italian connections using material from his personal archive in Helsinki and from several Italian archives such as the Bruno Zevi Foundation and the Archivio Progetti IUAV in Venice. In this seminar, three scholars will discuss diverse perspectives on his work and writings with the aim of delineating and mapping Pietilä’s relational geography.

The program and the speakers:

Mapping Reima Pietilä
Critical Forensics/Research Methodology

Prof. Roger Connah, Avani Institute of Design, Calicut  

Pietilä in the circle of Team X
Prof. emerita Aino Niskanen, Aalto University

Pietilä: Italian connections
Prof. Antonello Alici, Polytechnic University of Marche

The event is part of the second edition of “Novembre Nordico. Tracce nordiche a Roma“.