ATUT 2018 is here: Welcome to Otaniemi

The 10th Architectural Research Symposium is here. We’ll have 2 days to listen to inspiring keynote speeches and research papers and to network with colleagues. The address of our venue is in the A-wing of the main building of Aalto University. The street address is Otakaari 1 X, Otaniemi, Espoo. See you soon!

Meet our keynote speakers

The 10th Annual Architectural Research Symposium – also called as ATUT – is almost here. The detailed programme is being finalised, but before announcing the full list of speakers, let’s first meet our distinguished keynote speakers.

Friday 26 October 2018

09:15 Opening words and Keynote 1 by Professor Pirjo Sanaksenaho, the Chair of the Conference: Modern Home in the 1950s and 1960s – Magazines as Research Material.

16:00 Keynote 2 by Ola Kjellander, Architect, Kjellander & Sjöberg: Life and Complexity.

Saturday 27 October 2018

12:00 Marija Drémaitè, Professor, Vilnius University: Symbolic Geographies – Baltic Identities – Nordic Inspirations.

ATUT 2018 Pirjo Sanaksenaho keynote info

ATUT 2018 Ola Kjellander keynote info

ATUT 2018 Marija Dréimatè keynote info

Conference schedule ready, the registration is now open

The ATUT 2018 Conference registration is now open via The Early Bird Participation fee (until 5 October) is 150,00 €, after that the registration fee is 200,00 €. The Conference Dinner on Friday the 26th is 40,00 €. For any inquiries, please email

According to our preliminary schedule,  Friday the 26th will be a full day with 2 tracks and 2 keynote lectures. The evening will close with a relaxing dinner party. On Saturday, we’ll have half a day of conference discussion and one more, exciting keynote lecture. The conference will conclude with an architecture excursion in the Otaniemi campus and the Helsinki city centre.

ATUT 2018


The review process is over, the scheduling process is on

Just a quick note to keep you all informed: the Scientific Committee for the ATUT 2018 Conference has now finished their review work and everyone should have received their verdict by email by now. Our next step is to organise all the papers into sensible tracks and schedule them over the two conference days on Friday and Saturday 26-27 October. More info coming soon!


Review process will be completed in August

The forthcoming ATUT Symposium has received 49 abstract submissions. We’re very happy for the great quality of the submissions and will complete the review process after the summer holidays in August. Thank you, everyone, for your interest!

In the meanwhile, please check out the newest issue (Vol 2 No 1 2018) of Architectural Research in Finland that has just been published. Have a great summer!

The deadline for abstracts extended to 30 June 2018

The forthcoming ATUT Conference has already now received an enthusiastic response from the architectural research community in Finland and abroad. Because of some unexpected slowness in communicating the conference call among international universities, the organising committee has decided to extend the deadline for abstracts to 30 June 2018. So, don’t panic, you still have two weeks to finish your abstract and submit it in EasyChair ( at The full call can be read here.

The 10th Architectural Research Symposium in Finland 2018
Global North – Global Challenges and Local Responses in Contemporary Architecture
October 26th-27th 2018
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture
Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

Call for Abstracts announced!

The Call for Abstracts of the 10th Annual Architectural Research Symposium is live! The overarching topic of the Symposium is Global North – Global Challenges and Local Responses in Contemporary Architecture and there are plenty of thematic areas and participation options to choose from.

The organizers invite everyone interested in research to Otaniemi to discuss the latest research in architecture, architectural design, urban planning and landscape architecture in October. Take part and submit your proposal by 15 June 2018.

The Symposium languages are Finnish and English.
Arkkitehtuurin tutkimuspäivien kielet ovat suomi ja englanti.

Further details: 



ATUT 2018 Work in Progress

Vuosi 2018 on suomalaisen arkkitehtuuritutkimuksen juhlavuosi, sillä valtakunnalliset arkkitehtuurin tutkimuspäivät järjestetään jo kymmenettä kertaa. Tänä vuonna järjestämisvastuu on Aalto-yliopiston Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulun arkkitehtuurin laitoksella. Pysy kuulolla, sillä Call for Papers -kutsu on lähes valmis. Tervetuloa Otaniemeen 26.–27.10.2018!

The year 2018 celebrates Finnish architectural research, as this year is the 10th in the series of Annual Architectural Research Symposiums organised in Finland. This year, the symposium will be organised by the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture. The Call for Papers is just about ready, so stay tuned. Welcome to Otaniemi, Espoo between 26 and 27 October 2018!