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Once upon a Spring

Throughout spring 2020, architect Aki Markkanen photographed Helsinki and its residents, documenting the impacts of the coronavirus epidemic.

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Empathy – a Collection of Phenomena

Empathy has no single definition, but its many forms might help architects combat personal biases in their work, examine their relationships with clients, and analyse ways with which to encounter their surroundings, writes Henrik Ilvesmäki.

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Circle of Care

In her essay, Iris Andersson examines hospitals, their history, future and the concept of healing space.

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On Hares, Ferrymen and Empathy in Architectural Education

Fernando Nieto and Rosana Rubio, who teach architecture at Tampere University, examine the contradictory goals posed for architectural education.

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Working in a Changing World

The will to influence took architect Emma Hannula to speaking at international UN meetings and showed that in development work an architect can contribute to much more than just the design of buildings.

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A New Direction for Critical Regionalism

Architecture is increasingly being asked to acknowledge its social and ecological responsibilities. Critical Regionalism, which emphasises locality, offers one perspective on solving global problems.

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Sharing Isolation

Architect-photographer Pyry Kantonen’s photos offer insight into the life and homes of urban communities during the pandemic.

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A City Out of Nowhere

Every year, in the first week of September, a C-shaped city of 70,000 inhabitants is created in Nevada’s Black Rock desert. Also architects are interested in Burning Man festival.

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Twilight Experiences

Despite its name, the Kaleva barn, has had many uses during its history, yet it never functioned as a barn. It has now become a joint arts and cultural hub. Helena Teräväinen writes about her encounters with the building.