The Knight's Move: Juhani Pallasmaa

Tuesday 24 April 2012, 8 pm
KABK, Prinsessegracht 4, The Hague

Entrance fee: € 5,- (or 1 Time/Bank Hour Notes)
Language: English
Introduction by Klaske Havik
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The artist's artist is a well-known phenomenon, an artist who is of major importance to a large group of fellow artists. The Finish architect Juhani Pallasmaa could be accurately described as an artist's architect, someone who through his practice, exhibitions, teachings, writings and way of thinking has a lasting influence, not only on his fellow architects, but also on visual artists worldwide. Stroom first came up with the idea of inviting Juhani Pallasmaa for a lecture, when Navid Nuur visited the Stroom library, took one of Pallasmaa's books from the book shelf and told us how important Pallasmaa had been to him in his development as an artist. A little while later Iain Sinclair, one of last year's inspiring Knights, also  recommended him. In his The Knight's Move lecture Juhani Pallasmaa will talk about 'Biophilic Future', culture, beauty and human nature. He will be introduced by Klaske Havik (architect and writer for a.o. OASE).

Juhani Pallasmaa is a Finnish architect and professor of Architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology and a former director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. He is also guest lecturer at the Washington University in St. Louis (USA). In addition he runs his own architect's office in Helsinki. His exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning and visual arts have been displayed in more than thirty countries and he has written numerous articles on cultural philosophy, environmental psychology and theories of architecture and the arts, many of them published in ARK (The Finnish Architectural Review). Among Pallasmaa's many books are 'The Eyes of the Skin - Architecture and the Senses', 'Encounters - Architectural Essays' and 'The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture', all them of them classics in the field of architecture theory.

The Knight's Move
The Knight's Move is a series of lectures by eminent international speakers who stand out by their unusual, enlightening and inspirational visions concerning the city, urbanity, the public domain, and community. Just as the knight moves in an atypical and unusual way across the chessboard, Stroom Den Haag likewise wants to cut across all disciplines and thus stimulate rethinking the city.

Media partner of this lecture series: De Groene Amsterdammer

Season 2012 of The Knight's Move is made possible in part by the Netherlands Architecture Fund and is a collaboration with the Flemish Architecture Institute.

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Juhani Pallasmaa
photo: @ Slow Muse blog by Deborah Barlow
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