March 29, 2018 Finnish Architect, Author Juhani Pallasmaa in Public Lecture April 9; College-Only Dialogue April 10

A sculpture of stairs by Juhani Pallasmaa

We welcome Juhani Pallasmaa, a Finnish architect and author of the book, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, who will present a public lecture on April 9.  The lecture will be held at Cox Auditorium in Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on UT’s campus.  It begins at 6 p.m., and doors open at 5 p.m.  The lecture is sponsored by General Shale and is free and open to the public.

Pallasmaa’s lecture, “Twelve Themes in My Work,” will lead the audience through the influences in his diverse career and deliver personal insights about architecture, design and the built environment.

Free parking is available beginning at 5 p.m. in Lot S9 on Phillip Fulmer Way and in Neyland Parking Garage, G10.  See the map for directions.

Additionally, Pallasmaa will have a dialogue session for College of Architecture and Design students, faculty and staff on April 10, 2 p.m. in UT’s Carousel Theatre.

Pallasmaa’s 50-year architecture career includes the Kamppi Centre in Helsinki with architects Helin & Co., Arrival Plaza at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, Ruoholahti residential area in Helsinki, the Institut Finlandais in Paris and more.

Pallasmaa has written extensively, becoming one of the most respected voices in the world of architecture.  In 1996, he published The Eyes of the Skin:  Architecture and the Senses, a polemic that has become a classic on the essential role that the body and senses play in architecture.


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Watch Juhani Pallasmaa’s April 9 lecture.


Watch Juhani Pallasmaa’s April 10 Dialogue session.