Exhibition Long Live Wivi Lönn!

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Exhibition Long Live Wivi Lönn! celebrates her career and her significance for the generations of female architects who followed afterwards. It presents key designs from Lönn’s career, together with history of female architects in Finland.

Wivi Lönn drawing at her home in Jyväskylä, 1911–13. Photo: Fredrik Wilhelm Lönn / Museum of Central Finland


Year 2022 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Wivi Lönn (1872–1966). She can be considered the first woman in Finland to have worked independently in the field of architecture. Lönn was a pioneer in school design and a virtuoso of spatial composition.

Long Live Wivi Lönn!
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library, 4th floor multipurpose hall
(5-7-13 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Free entrance, welcome!
For opening hours, please visit the library’s website.

The exhibition is produced by the Finnish Museum of Architecture, and it was previously shown at Waseda University.

Main photo: Tampere Fire Station, 1908. Museum of Finnish Architecture / Aukusti Heinonen