Quite Japanese – Yet So Finnish: Kaija + Heikki Siren – curator’s talk

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The curator of the exhibition Frans Autio will give a curator’s talk and tell more about the exhibition on Thursday March 17th at 6pm (in English, interpreted in Japanese) via Zoom.

Registration open until March 16th.

Frans Autio. Photo: Rolf Autio.

Frans Autio is doctoral researcher in Doctoral programme in history and cultural heritage, at University of Helsinki, Finland. In his doctoral thesis, he is examining Japanese industrial car design, focusing on the transition of its future expectations during 1960s and 1970s.

Autio is specialized on modern Japanese design and architecture, modern architecture theories, and history of the future. He was assistant editor of Kaikki ja ei mitään: arkkitehdit Kaija + Heikki Siren [Everything and nothing: Architects Kaija + Heikki Siren] (2020), in which his article, ‘Ajattoman puuarkkitehtuuriperinteen äärellä Suomessa ja Japanissa’ [Approaching the heritage of timeless wooden architecture in Finland and Japan] was published.

In summer 2018 Autio spent three months in Japan, working on his master’s thesis in collaboration with Chiba University.

Quite Japanese – Yet So Finnish: Kaija + Heikki Siren

Hours: 11:00–18:00 (until 15:00 on the last day of the exhibition)
ars gallery, 5-13-1 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001
Gallery closed on Mondays
Free entrance

Exhibition is produced by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and curated by Frans Autio.

Header photo: Museum of Finnish Architecture