Alvar Aalto Design Seminar has been organized in Jyväskylä since 1995 every three years. The seminar is recognized as a leading, international event and a forum for discussion in the field of design. Together with the Alvar Aalto Symposiums and the research-focused seminars, these events have attracted thousands of architects, designers, researchers, teachers and representatives of media during the past years.
The 8th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar 2016 will be organised in Jyväskylä, Finland, in August 2016. The chair of the event is professor, interior architect Simo Heikkilä. The theme of the seminar ‘MAXIMAL | MINIMAL’, brings into the stage the topical phenomenon from arts & crafts to the lighting of cities and ecologically sustainable manufacturing.
The organizers reserve the right to alter the program.