26.03 Siv Helene Stangeland_Helen&Hard (Stavanger)
Helen & Hard was founded in 1996 in Stavanger on the west coast of Norway by Norwegian architect Siv Helene Stangeland and Austrian architect Reinhard Kropf. Today, the company has a youthful staff of 20, drawn from 8 different countries, with offices in both Stavanger and Oslo. They design in different scales and scopes, on a wide spectrum of projects ranging from single family houses to large public buildings, from offices and multi-family housing projects to master planning. They aim to creatively engage with sustainability, not only in the design of spaces, but also in the conception and organization of the design process, including construction and fabrication. Their goal is move away from a solely technical and anthropocentric view, allowing the project to unfold in relation to its physical, social, cultural and economic context. Helen&Hard has won a number of awards and prizes, as well as exhibited and published their work internationally.
Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture Public Guest Speaker Series
Quite a few well-known architects, theoreticians, critics and urbanists have given talks at this lecture series, to offer fresh perspectives on architecture, design, urban development and critical thought from around the globe. The lectures are open to all students and professionals in the fields of architecture, urbanism and other spatial studies, as well as to the broader circle of those interested in the future of our living environment. The lectures are in English and they are free of charge.
The previous talks can be found at http://www.artun.ee/avatudloengud
The lecture series is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.