On the second evening of the symposium, the participants will enjoy sauna and dinner accompanied by the amzing views over the city of Helsinki.
Allas Sea Pool is a garden-like oasis nestled next to the Market square in the middle of Helsinki. There you can unwind yourself in a sauna and take a refreshing dip in the Baltic sea water. Spending a perfect day at Allas means relaxing, lingering and enjoying the experience with all of your senses, refreshing both the body and the mind.
On the 24th of June the symposium open day will take place at the Metsätalo.
Metsätalo was completed in 1939 for the University of Helsinki’s forestry departments and the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla). Designed by architect Jussi Paatela, the building merges classicism and functionalism. The decor features different types of wood, including unusual tree species. The University’s forestry departments relocated to Viikki in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and Metla vacated its wing in 2008. The facilities are now used by the language disciplines of the Faculty of Arts.
On the 22nd and 23rd of June the symposium closed days will take place at the Oppimiskeskus Minerva.
Minerva comprises sections built at different times. The old Minerva building was designed by Gustaf Nyström and completed in 1905. The new Minerva building was designed by Arkkitehtiryhmä A6 and completed in 2005. The two buildings are connected by a third one, the structure of which is from the 1960s. Its current appearance was designed by Esa Laaksonen, and the renovation was completed in 2004. The old Minerva housed the Faculty of Medicine until its relocation to Meilahti in the early 2000s. The new Minerva was planned to meet the needs of the Faculty of Educational Sciences, which now occupies both the old and new buildings.
Minerva Sali K213
On the first evening of the symposium, a reception for the symposium participants will be organized at the Vanha Raatihuone (Old Town Hall) also called Bockin Talo (Bock House).
The Vanha Raatihuone is one of the neoclassical buildings adjacent to Senate Square. It was built in 1763 by merchant Gustav Johan Bock. From 1816 to 1819, the house underwent major expansions and modifications; adding a wing to it and transforming it into the Empire style.