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24/11/2022
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14/11/2022
Advisory Group Appointed for the New Museum of Architecture & Design
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8/4/2021
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14.11.2022
Advisory Group Appointed for the New Museum of Architecture & Design in Helsinki
The advisory group (from top left corner):
Liza Chong, Linda Liukas, Héctor Noval, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Johannes Suikkanen;
Kieran Long, Joar Nango, Indy Johar, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Paola Antonelli;
Ervin Latimer, Nimco Kulmiye Hussein, Teemu Suviala, and Caterina Fake.
An advisory group, consisting of future driven experts in arts, design, architecture, museums, technology and beyond, has been appointed for the development phase of the New Museum of Architecture & Design.

The group consists of fourteen visionary experts representing a broad range of backgrounds essential to the museum’s goal of becoming a leading museum.

Paola Antonelli, Liza Chong, Caterina Fake, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Indy Johar, Nimco Kulmiye Hussein, Ervin Latimer, Linda Liukas, Kieran Long, Joar Nango, Héctor Noval, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Johannes Suikkanen, and Teemu Suviala are joining the multidisciplinary group.

The advisors are invited to critically evaluate the project development, challenge the planning of the museum’s concept and profile, and push forward the future proofing of the new museum.

“Our aim is to establish a leading museum of architecture and design in Helsinki,” says Kaarina Gould, Project Director and CEO of the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design.

"We are excited to have this group of visionary experts and thought leaders to help us imagine futures and rethink what a museum could and should be in the upcoming decades.”

Members of the advisory group for the New Museum of Architecture & Design in Helsinki are:

Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, as well as MoMA’s Founding Director of Research & Development. Antonelli’s goal is to promote design’s understanding, until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged.

Liza Chong is CEO of The Index Project, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote and mobilize design to improve life worldwide. The organization, based in Copenhagen, is behind the biennial Index Award, the world's biggest design award.

Caterina Fake is an investor at Yes VC and the host of the #1 Tech Podcast Should This Exist? She served as Chairman of Etsy and was the co-founder of Flickr. She was named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in the World. In her work she addresses online communities and the cultural impact of new technologies.

Eva Franch i Gilabert is an architect, curator, and critic specialized in curatorial activism, alternative pedagogies, and planetary practices. Franch is founder and co-curator of MODEL, a new annual experimental architecture festival organized by the city government of Barcelona.

Indy Johar is Co-Founder of Dark Matter Labs and of the RIBA award winning architecture and urban practice Architecture00. Johar is focused on the strategic design of new super scale civic assets for transition– specifically at the intersection of financing, contracting and governance for deeply democratic futures.

Nimco Kulmiye Hussein is a curator and writer, working at the intersection of research, culture, and art. Exploring the site of new media and digital visual culture, Kulmiye Hussein facilitates innovative operational modalities and practices together with artists, creative practitioners, and arts institutions. Graduate of Aalto University and Central Saint Martins, Kulmiye Hussein is based in London.

Ervin Latimer is a fashion designer, lecturer and founder of ready-to-wear label Latimmier. Latimer, based in Helsinki, was awarded Young Designer of the Year in 2020, and he is also a founding member of anti-racist non-profit organization Ruskeat Tytöt (Brown Girls) and Nordic Fashion Directory, supporting diversity and equitability in the creative workplace.

Linda Liukas is an author, illustrator, and educator, whose Hello Ruby books have been translated into nearly 40 languages. Liukas, based in Paris, brings a Nordic playful perspective to the sometimes serious world of computer science.

Kieran Long is Director of ArkDes, the national museum of architecture and design in Stockholm, Sweden. Long has been a writer, teacher and curator of architecture and design for more than 20 years.

Joar Nango is an artist and architect, who works with architectural installations that explore the boundary between architecture, design, and visual art. Nango has explored modern Sámi spaces through numerous projects.

Héctor Noval has been practicing at the intersection of aesthetics and interaction across different countries and cultures for over 18 years. Noval’s work has centered on exploring the professional practice of design, the generation of meaning and the purpose underlying our use of non-verbal languages.

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen is Assistant Dean and Professor at the Yale School of Architecture and the author of several prize-winning books. Her scholarly interests cover 20th Century European and American art and architecture, aesthetic theory, and history of ideas.

Johannes Suikkanen is Co-Founder of strategy consultancy Gemic, where Suikkanen works with social scientists, philosophers, futurists, and business strategists on a mission to solve some of the hardest societal and business questions global corporations and countries face in the 21st century.

Teemu Suviala is Global Head of Brand Design for Reality Labs at Meta. Suviala is an award-winning creative leader with expertise spanning across design, strategy, technology, and business.


Learn more about the advisors here

A new national museum of architecture and design is coming to Helsinki, Finland. Both the City of Helsinki and the State of Finland, joined by Jane & Aatos Erkko Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, and Saastamoinen Foundation have conditionally committed to backing the new museum with significant donations.

A newly established Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design is leading the process of composing a project plan on the concept and design of the new museum, upon which final funding decisions are expected in early 2023.

The new museum will merge the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum and their globally significant collections of Finnish architecture and design into one. A new museum building will be situated on Helsinki’s historic seafront, in the South Harbour’s Makasiiniranta district.

An architectural competition is planned to be announced during 2023. Based on the competition, a more detailed timeline would be made on the development, zoning, and construction of the new museum building. The timeline towards the opening of the new museum will be updated during the process.
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