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Remoteness and Design

Tinna Gunnarsdóttir and Manu Humppi in dialogue on design in the most remote areas.
Moderators:  Anna María Bogadóttir and Miina Jutila, Archinfo Finland. The recording
 took place on a sunny spring day in Helsinki in April 2022.

Listen to the full recording to the left.

Through everyday objects and design research, designer Tinna Gunnarsdóttir reflects on the environment whether it be domestic or the natural.  Her life-long immersions in Icelandic landscapes contribute to her understanding of spatial awareness, formally expressed through material objects.

Long hikes and nature has driven Manu Humppi to combine work and pleasure by becoming an architect of the wild. His thesis “Turf huts and wilderness huts” developed into a book with the same title published a few years later (Kirjakaari 2014). Ever since, Manu has been lecturing and designing buildings of that sort.  

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