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12/03/2024 6pm Museum of Finnish Architecture

"Allotment Garden" space (Siirtolapuutarha)

Lecture and discussion

FROM THE GROUND UP
LESSONS FROM NEW YORK CITY’S COMMUNITY DRIVEN CLIMATE ADAPTATION

Join us for a lecture and discussion about community driven climate adaptation!

 

Vokal is an architectural practice founded by architects Ella Kaira and Matti Jänkälä. Their approach to architecture and urban design is community-based. Through a mix of architectural design methods and research, their goal is to craft livable cities for all while delving into the dynamics between architecture, social movements, and property markets within the contemporary city. 

 

In 2023, the architect duo took part in the artist residency at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. Throughout the month, they delved into community-based practices in climate adaptation. They are now presenting some of their findings in a lecture and discussion at the Museum of Finnish Architecture.

 

Throughout their history, New Yorkers have seized control of their environment, from community gardens to urban homesteading and community land trusts. As rising sea levels, heat waves, and extreme weather events challenge the city to adapt, perhaps the answer lies not in the hard infrastructure of sea walls, but in the social resilience of communities.

What: A lecture and discussion

Where: Museum of Finnish Architecture

When: Tuesday March 12th 6-8pm

The event is admission free but if the visitors want to see the exhibition a ticket is required.

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