The MAXIMAL I MINIMAL lectures will be accompanied by a fascinating supplementary programme of events spanning the weekend. Take a look at the updated supplementary programme and reserve your place at the year’s most-anticipated design event.

Saturday 27.8.2016 at 9:30–12:00
Starting point: Jyväskylä City Theatre, Vapaudenkatu 36
The guided excursion provides a view of one of Aalto’s best-loved buildings. The free excursion includes transport from Jyväskylä to Säynätsalo Town Hall and back, a guided tour of the building, and presentations of wood-based biomaterials from the Säynätsalo workshop. While there, visitors will have a chance to purchase and enjoy delicacies or a light lunch from Cafe Alvar.
Read more and register HERE.

Saturday 27.8.2016 at 19:00–20:30
Where: Alvar Aalto Museum, Alvar Aallon katu 7
The Saturday of the Seminar culminates in an evening reception at the Alvar Aalto Museum. You can be sure of good food, drinks and pleasant company. After the reception, we will move on to the Museum of Central Finland for the opening of the MAXIMAL I MINIMAL exhibition. The evening reception is being hosted by the City of Jyväskylä.

Saturday 27.8.2016 at 20:30–22:00
Where: Museum of Central Finland, Alvar Aallon katu 7
The exhibition gives students from Finland’s Arts and Crafts institutes a chance to shine. During the spring, the event’s speakers have worked together with student groups on prototypes for a design project. The fascinating fruits of this design task challenge and subvert our traditional ways of thinking about the bookshelf.

Saturday 27.8.2016 at 22:00
Starting point: Museum of Central Finland, Alvar Aallon katu 7
The Guerrilla Lighting event will illuminate objects in the Ruusupuisto museum area for a fleeting moment. The light tour, which is open to everyone, starts from the Museum of Central Finland. Jyväskylä-based light designer Annukka Larsen has chosen the objects to be lit up during the tour, but these will only be revealed to participants when tour starts. Guerrilla Lighting is being staged by the Jyväskylä City of Light project.
Read more HERE.

Both museums open Saturday and Sunday 11–18

Where: Alvar Aalto Museum, Alvar Aallon katu 7 / Jyväskylä Art Museum, Kauppakatu 23 The exhibition displays the handiwork of the seminar’s chair: designer and interior architect Simo Heikkilä and his brother, visual artist Jussi Heikkilä. The exhibits span the two museums and consist of furniture, light fittings, photographs, artworks, installations, videos and interviews. There are both retrospective material and new works from the Heikkiläs.
Read more HERE.

Programme enquiries: designseminar(at)