Ehituskunst #60: Jan Verwijnen. Presentation and conference


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On April 15, a special issue of Ehituskunst #60: Jan Verwijnen will be presented and a memorial conference will be held.

The access to the conference will be on the Zoom channel from 2 to 6 pm (Times CET+1, Estonia). Pre-registration is not required, presentations are in English.

All are welcome!

The special issue of Ehituskunst focuses on the legacy of the deceased architect and lecturer Jan Verwijnen (1949–2005) in interpreting urban space. The authors of the publication and former colleagues exchange views on the development of urban planning, architectural thought and education, and Jan Verwijnen’s contribution to it.



Link to the event April 15, 2 to 6 pm (Times CET+1, Estonia):




14:00 Opening

            Andres Ojari, Dean Faculty of Architecture EKA Tallinn

14:10 Introduction to Ehituskunst journal

            Eik Hermann, Editor-in-chief Ehituskunst, EKA Tallinn

14:20 Ehituskunst #60 Jan Verwijnen: Creative Thought and Urban Change

Introduction by the editors of the issue

            Panu Lehtovuori, Professor of Urban Theory Tampere University

            Klaske Havik, Professor Methods of Analysis and Imagination, TU Delft


14:45 Session 1 Creative thought

Talks by authors of the issue and discussion

            Toni Kauppilla, Professor and  Head of the Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norway.

            Verena von Beckerath, Heide&Von Beckerath architects Berlin, professor Design and Housing, Bauhaus-University, Weimar.

15:45 break


16:00 Session 2 Urban Change

Talks by authors of the issue and discussion

            Pia Ilonen, architect, ILO architects, Helsinki

            Steve McAdam & Christina Norton, Fluid architecture, urbanism, participation, London / Soundings, London

17:00 About the Urban Studies program at EKA

            Maros Krivy, Professor of Urban Studies, EKA


17:30 Discussion and celebration


JAN VERWIJNEN (1949–2005) graduated as an architect from ETH Zürich in 1976. After work in Switzerland and the Netherlands, including a period in Rem Koolhaas’ OMA in Rotterdam, he moved to Helsinki at the turn of the 1990s. In the quickly evolving Nordic and Baltic context, Jan Verwijnen took active academic and societal positions. He reshaped the education and research of interior architecture at the University of Art and Design (UIAH), today part of Aalto University, and initiated the Urban Studies programme at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2004

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