Alvar Aalto in MoMA

“If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.”
Aalto’s firs exhibition at MoMA was manifestation of modern movement on it’s pre-war peak.

Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Juhani Pallasmaa

Juhani Pallasaa at Spirit of Paimio Conference in 2023.

Two titans from the world of art and architecture talk about the urgency of animal architecture and rootedness in architecture and for humans, and choreography and cinematic features in Alvar Aalto’s work. Conversation was held in first Spirit of Paimio Conference in 2023.

Alvar Aalto – American Hero

Alvar and Aino Aalto in New York.

In the darkest times of history Alvar Aalto found home for his optimism and humanism, but also next phase in his practice in America.

To Preserve not to Freeze

Lyndon Neri talks about toleration of disharmony, nostalgia as architectural practice and reflective nostalgia as new way of preserving in Spirit of Paimio 2023 Conference.

Towards anew – Sanatorium’s 2023

“In 2023 the Sanatorium celebrated 90th anniversary and turned towards new direction”, Mirkku Kullberg CEO of Paimio Sanatorium Foundation says. ”Tasked with taking care of this exceptional site, our role is not only as agents of preservation.”


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