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Juhani Pallasmaa, April 15, 2010

Juhani Pallasmaa has been engaged in architectural, product, and graphic design and town planning since 1963 and currently runs his own architectural office in Helsinki while serving as Acting Professor of Architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology. During the course of his career, he has also served as State Artist Professor (1983-88); Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (1978- 83); Associate Professor at the Haile Selassie I University, Addis Abeba (1972-74); Director of the Exhibition Department at the Museum of Finnish Architecture (1968-72, 74-83); and Rector of the College of Crafts and Design (1970-72).

The interview can also be downloaded as a video podcast (136.9 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 52.4 MB).

Pallasmaa has been the designer of a multitude of exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning and visual arts shown abroad in more than thirty countries and the author of numerous articles and lectures on culture and arts in various countries. He has edited several books and over thirty exhibition catalogues and is a member of the CICA (International Committee of Architectural Critics) and the International Academy of Architecture, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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