IAA Conference 2018

Margins, Futures and Tasks of Aesthetics Aalto University, Espoo, July 5-.7.2018.

The Interim Conference 2018 of the International Association for Aesthetics (IAA) is hosted by The Finnish Society for Aesthetics (FSA) in cooperation with Aalto University. The organizing committee consists of Petteri Enroth (secretary, FSA), Harri Mäcklin (treasurer, FSA), Sanna Lehtinen (board member, FSA) Max Ryynänen (chair, FSA).


Yuriko Saito (Rhode Island School of Design)
Elisabetta di Stefano (University of Palermo)
Jack Halberstam (Columbia University)
Andrew Light (George Mason University & World Resources Institute;
Environmental Aesthetics keynote)

Ossi Naukkarinen
Kevin Tavin


…is here! (updated 19.6.2018)

How to get there?

The presentations take place in the Undergraduate Center of the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus (address: Otakaari 1). Keynote presentations are held in a building nearby called Dipoli (Otakaari 24). The easiest way to to get to the campus from Helsinki is to take the metro from the Central Railway Station or Kamppi to direction Tapiola/Matinkylä and hop off at Aalto University’s namesake station.
A map of the campus area is available here.

General info about transportation:Helsinki area public transportation works well. The campus is connected to Helsinki’sbusiness (Kamppi), tourist (Rautatientori, Helsingin yliopisto), bar and restaurant (metro stations: Hakaniemi, Sörnäinen) districts with the underground (Metro, see campus map).

  • Single ticket to the center (or back) costs 5€. Tickets are bought from the ticket machines at metro stations – the machines speak English and other European languages.
  • You can also download the traffic operator’s, called HSL, app. It’s light, easy to use and buys the ticket cheaper, for 4,20€.
  • If you plan to move between Helsinki and the campus a lot, you can buy a 72hr ticket (28€) or a 96hr ticket (35€). They are also bought at the ticket machines.

From the airport you can take a Finnair City Bus (schedule here) or the train (info here). There are also regional buses. Taxi from the airport costs (depending if you take it to the campus or to Helsinki) from 30 to 60 euros. Taxis are okay in Helsinki, you don’t need to negotiate or choose companies carefully! About public transportation:Please check: https://www.hsl.fi/en/timetables-and-routes/routemaps

Want to participate?

The deadline for full participation is closed, but members (who have paid their membership fee) of The Finnish Society for Aesthetics are welcome to the keynote presentations. The normal fee is 30€, for students 15€. Register to Max Ryynänen (max.ryynanen at aalto.com) so we know what kind of crowd to expect and adjust accordingly.