Travel Tour: Modern Finland 2023

Helsinki - Tampere - Jyväskylä -Turku
July 21, 2023 - July 30, 2023

Docomomo US Modern Finland is one in a series of exclusive modern architecture, art and design travel experiences. This ten-day, nine-night trip features the work of Eliel Saarinen, Reima Pietilä, Erik Bryggman, and Alvar Aalto among others.

Modern Finland explores the rich history and development of architecture and design during a century of great social, political and artistic experimentation. Travelers will experience the work of the father of Finnish Modernism, Alvar Aalto and explore the geographic connection to his architecture and thinking. Stops on the tour include the Paimio Sanatorium, Villa Mairea, the Erik Bryggman designed Resurrection chapel, Säynätsalo Town Hall, the Arabia and Iittala factories, Finlandia Hall among many others. This exclusive ten-day, nine-night travel tour will travel to a half-dozen cities throughout Finland and features many iconic works of Eliel Saarinen, Reima Pietilä, Erik Bryggman and Alvar Aalto. 

Modern Finland will be led by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen. Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen is Assistant Dean and Professor at Yale School of Architecture, where she teaches design, history and theory. Special guides will participate throughout the Modern Finland travel tour. 

View the Modern Finland brochure or register through Friendly Planet.

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