Laura Berger (born in Finland 1983) is a post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University, Department of Architecture, from where she received her doctoral degree in 2018, awarded with distinction. Berger’s previous degrees are from the University of Cambridge and University College London. Her current research focuses on the organisation of post-war reconstruction in Finland. She has been an ASLA-Fulbright visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York, and a visiting scholar at Roma Tre in Rome and Sorbonne, Paris, among others.
Philip Tidwell (born in Kansas, USA 1981) is an architect and educator with a particular focus on wood design and construction. His research, teaching and practice consider the ways that matter, climate and technique influence architectural form. Tidwell’s teaching and research have been supported by grants and fellowships from numerous organisations including the Sasakawa Foundation and US Fulbright Foundation. His academic and professional projects have most recently been recognised by The Architectural Review and the Espoo Museum of Modern Art.
Kristo Vesikansa (born in Finland 1976) is an architect and lecturer based at Aalto University, where he teaches history of architecture and conservation. His professional experience consists of restoration projects, research and writing on architecture. Vesikansa has worked as a conservation expert for example in the restoration of the Dipoli building by Raili and Reima Pietilä. As a scholar, Vesikansa has focused on post Second World War architecture, while he has also authored numerous articles about contemporary architecture. In January 2021 he will begin in a new position as the Editor-in-Chief of the Finnish Architectural Review. Photographer
Juuso Westerlund (born in Finland 1975) is a Finnish documentarist and photographer. Westerlund has held numerous exhibitions in Europe, and his work has been featured in various magazines. He has been awarded both domestically and internationally. In his art projects, for the past ten years, Westerlund has concentrated mainly on photographing his domestic life and documenting the national characteristics of the Finnish way of life in all of its absurdities, from Karaoke to Sauna. Westerlund holds a Master of Arts degree in photography from the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki and is a member of the Nordic collective Moment Agency. He is represented by the management and production company Institute Artist. Commissioner
Archinfo Finland is now for the second time in charge of Finland’s exhibition for the Pavilion of Finland. The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, appoints the director of Archinfo as Commissioner. During the project for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, as Commissioners have acted Hanna Harris, Miina Jutila and Katarina Siltavuori consecutively. Archinfo Finland is a collaboration and intermediary organisation in the field of architecture. Its objective is to make Finnish architecture visible and known worldwide and to increase the social impact of architecture. Archinfo Finland is one of the eight information centres for art supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.
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