Juhani Pallasmaa will speak to College of Design community

Widely regarded as Finland's greatest living architect, Juhani Pallasmaa will give a slide talk to students, faculty, and the architectural community on April 13, 2010, 4:30 p.m., in the Rapson Hall Auditorium. The title of the lecture is "Twelve themes in my work: Interplay of thought and form."

Pallasma will be in residence at the University April 5-22, 2010 with American playwright Leigh Fondakowski for the 2010 Imagine Fund's Visiting Scholars Series. At first glance it may appear that the architect and the playwright have nothing in common. But in six thought-provoking discussions the two artists will explore their respective fields, unearthing surprising commonalities. This series' first lecture kicks off on April 5, 2010, 7 p.m., in the Bell Auditorium. All are free and open to the public.

Dates and themes:

  • Image and Meaning -- Monday, April 5, 2010, 7 p.m., Bell Auditorium
  • Novelty and Tradition -- Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 7 p.m., Shepherd Room, Weisman Art Museum
  • Reality and Fiction -- Monday, April 12, 2010, 7 p.m., Bell Auditorium
  • Time and Timelessness -- Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7 p.m., Shepherd Room, Weisman Art Museum
  • Expression and Anonymity -- Monday, April 19, 2010, 7 p.m., Varsity Theater, Minneapolis
  • Imagination and Compassion -- Thursday, April 22, 2010, 3 p.m., Teatro Zuccone, Duluth