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Program

August 20th

STOCKHOLM   -   HELSINKI

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​Theme 1: Ecology of Light in Space Moving Boundaries Nordic X is organized around two major themes, Ecology of Light in Space and Interweaving of the Senses in Design, each of which explores one particular aspect every day.  The program begins Monday, August 12th in Stockholm, cosmopolitan capital of Sweden, with its rich history of outstanding Modern architecture, urbanism and design.  Light is the topic and following the first day’s Introduction to Light and Human Biology, the activities of this first week examine distinctive aspects of light in space:  perception, psychologies and science.  Lectures by a distinguished roster of architects, designers, ecologists, lighting experts and scientists are augmented with  workshops and afternoon tours to Gunnar Asplund’s influential Stockholm Public Library, the beautiful Woodland Cemetery of Asplund and Lewerentz and other sights.  Ecology of Light and Space concludes with a full-day field trip in the Stockholm Archipelago.

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Ecology of Light in Space
Day 1  |  Monday, August 12

Stockholm

9:00

 

12:00

 

 

2:00

 

 

4:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30

7:30

Check-in at Venue: Konstfack

Opening Remarks

Faculty Introductions  

Lecture 1: Galen Cranz 

Physiological Basis Of The Impact Of Light In Design

Venue: Konstfack

Lunch with Team (Introductions)

 

 

Lecture 2: Satchin Panda (remote)

Designing Built Environment To Reignite The Wisdom Of Our Body And Mind

Venue: Konstfack

Workshop Intros

Welcome Dinner

Restaurant name

Ecology of Light in Space
Day 2  |  Tuesday, August 13

Stockholm

9:00

 

10:00

 

 

11:30

 

 

1:00

 

 

 

2:00

4:00

6:00

7:30

Coffee and Poster presentations

Venue: Konstfack

Lecture 3: Kurt Hunker 

Aalto, Lewerentz And The Craft Of Light

Venue: Konstfack

Lecture 4: Eve Edelstein

The Title of Lecture by Eve Edelstein

 

Reflection (In Teams)

Venue: Konstfack

Lunch

Workshop 1

Venue: Konstfack

Discussion in Teams

Dinner

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Ecology of Light in Space
Day 3  |  Wednesday, August 14

Stockholm

8:00

 

10:00

 

 

 

 

 

12:15

 

 

 

 

 

12:30

14:00

 

 

 

 

 

3:00

 

 

 

7:30

Tour: Stockholm Library

by Gunnar Asplund

with Malin Alenius

Venue: KTH

 

Lecture 5: Katharina Wulff 

Tools Telling Time – Lecture 1: Sundials And Hormones:

A Biologist’s Perspective

Lecture 6: Ute Besenecker 

Tools Telling Time – Lecture 2: Sundials And Hormones:

A Designer’s Perspective

Lunch

Near KTH

Lecture 7: Johan Örn

Sigurd Lewerentz:

Behind The Work

Venue: KTH

Tour: Woodland Cemetery

by Asplund and Lewerentz

Talk: Johan Celsing

Sketching: Mark Hewitt

Optional: Östermalm Market Hall
Visit and Dinner

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Ecology of Light in Space
Day 4  |  Thursday, August 15

Stockholm

9:00

 

10:00

 

 

11:30

 

 

 

1:00

 

 

 

2:00

4:00

6:15

7:30

Coffee and Poster presentations

Venue: Konstfack

Lecture 8: Anya Hurlbert 

The Human Response To Variations In Natural Illumination

Lecture 9: Johanna Enger

Shaping The Space Through Sight: Lighting Design As A Measure
Of Human Perception

 

Reflection (In Teams)

Venue: Konstfack

Lunch

Workshop 2

Venue: Konstfack

Discussion in Teams

Dinner

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Day 5  |  Friday, August 16
Free day in Stockholm
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Field Trip
Day 6  |  Saturday, August 17
Stockholm

10:00

 

1:00

3:00

4:00

6:00

7:30

Self-organized travel to Artipelag

Meet at Artipelag Museum and Center

 

Boat Tour - Archipelago

Return to Stockholm

OPTIONAL (Add-On) -

Ytterjärna kulturhus and village

Sketching Outdoors

James Turrell - Skyspace 

Dinner

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​Theme 2: Interweaving the Senses The second theme initiates the events beginning Monday, August 19th as the program nears the end of its Stockholm residency. Sensing Light and Color and Atmosphere and Experience are the first topics, explored in lectures and workshops. On Tuesday Moving Boundaries sails—literally, on the night ferry—out of Stockholm Harbor for Finland’s capital and largest city, Helsinki. Over the next three days emotional, material and haptic qualities of light and color are considered in talks by globally-recognized speakers and in workshops and tours. Helsinki provides a rich source of Alvar Aalto’s work, from his house and studio to major commercial and civic designs, where his mastery of what has come to be called “multisensory design” is on full, magnificent display. Moving Boundaries Nordic X ends appropriately on Friday, August 23rd, with Summarizing and Interweaving. Participants will come away from this engaging and inspiring two weeks with a new appreciation for the very fundamentals of inspiring, humane design: light and daylight, time, color, materiality, and atmosphere.

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Interweaving the Senses
Day 7  |  Sunday, August 18

Stockholm

9:00

 

10:00

 

 

11:30

 

 

 

1:00

 

 

 

2:00

3:30

 

 

4:30

6:15

7:30

Coffee and Poster presentations

Venue: Konstfack

Lecture 10: Arne Lowden 

Are We Really Light Deprived And What Can We Do About It?

Lecture 11: David Dorenbaum w/Ellen Ruge

The Function Of The Gaze For The Structuring Of Space

 

Reflection (In Teams)

Venue: Konstfack

Lunch

Tour: Queen Sylvia Concert Hall

Workshop 3

Venue: Konstfack

Discussion in Teams

Dinner

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Interweaving the Senses
Day 8  |  Monday, August 19

Stockholm

9:00

 

10:00

 

 

11:30

 

 

1:00

 

 

2:00

4:00

7:30

Coffee and Poster presentations

Venue: Konstfack

Lecture 12:Tonino Griffero​ 

Atmospheres And Felt Body Resonances

Lecture 13: Jonas Kjellander

Inclusion, Light And Children

 

Workshop Presentations

Teams 1-2

Lunch

Workshop Presentations

Teams 3-6

Dinner

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Interweaving the Senses
Day 9  |  Tuesday, August 20

Stockholm

9:00

 

9:30

 

 

11:00

 

 

12:30

 

 

 

1:30

4:00

Coffee

Venue: Konstfack

Lecture 14: Sarah Robinson

Ecologies of Body,

Mind And Place

Lecture 15: Andrea Chiba

Inclusion, Light And Children

 

Elisa Valero Ramos (remote)

Conversation w/David Dorenbaum

Free Time in Stockholm

Travel to Helsinki

by ferry or plane

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Interweaving the Senses
Day 10 |  Wednesday, August 21

Espoo / Helsinki

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12:00

 

 

 

 

 

2:00

2:30

 

 

 

4:00

 

 

 

 

 

4:30

5:30

 

6:30

 

7:30

Check-in at Venue:

Aalto University - Dipoli building

Lumituuli Hall

Lecture 16: Juhani Pallasmaa

Embodied and Empathic Imagination - Intuiting Experience and Emotion in Architecture

 

 

Response: Tim Ingold (remote)

Venue:

Aalto University - Dipoli building

Reflection in Teams

Lunch at Aalto University, Espoo

(picnic outside)

Lecture 17: Mark Alan Hewitt

Designing Like Alvar Aalto

 

 

Venue:

Aalto University - Dipoli building

Walks at Aalto University

Travel to EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art)

Visit and Talk:

Exhibition Tapio Wirkkala by Juhani Pallasmaa

Tours: Aalto Studio and House

 

 

Group Dinner and Celebration

in honor of Juhani Pallasmaa Sarkanlinna Restaurant

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Interweaving the Senses
Day 11 |  Thursday, August 22

Espoo / Helsinki

9:00

 

10:00

12:15

1:00

2:00

4:00

 

 

6:15

 

7:30

 Coffee and Poster Presentations

Venue: Aalto University - Dipoli building, Lumituuli Hall

Lecture 18: Jenny Roe

Restorative Environments And Mental Health: An Introduction

 

 

Lecture 19: Grafton Architects

Live stream from Aalto Symposium

Reflection in Teams

Lunch at Aalto University, Espoo

Helsinki Workshop

Venue: Aalto University - Dipoli building

Lecture 20: Alberto Pérez-Gómez (remote)

In Quest of Attuned Architectural Atmospheres: Contributions of Enactive Cognitive Theory and Neurophenomenology

 

 

Venue:

Aalto University - Dipoli building

Dinner

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Interweaving the Senses
Day 12 |  Friday, August 23

Espoo / Helsinki

8:30

 

9:30

11:00

 

 

 

 

12:30

 

 

 

2:00

 

 

 

4:00

7:30

Coffee and Poster Presentations

Venue: Aalto University - Dipoli building, Lumituuli Hall

Lecture 21: Jenni Reuter

Interweaving The Senses In Architecture

 

 

Lecture 21: Kate Jeffery

Interweaving The Senses to Create a Mental Map

 

 

Final Event

Panel Discussion with all Faculty

Lunch at Aalto University, Espoo

(picnic outside)

Travel from Espoo to Helsinki Center

Lunch in the City

Optional tours in Helsinki

Free time in Helsinki

Dinner

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Interweaving the Senses
Day 13 |  Saturday, August 24

Espoo / Helsinki

9:00

10:00

Coffee in Helsinki

Course Ends

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