Liisa Ryynänen

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Helsinki, Finland.
2024

Liisa Ryynänen (b. 1994) is an architect focused on the history and theory of architecture, as well as being engaged in the field of visual arts. Ryynänen explores and develops experimental presentation and research methods in architecture and is interested in how they can aid in sensing and conceptualizing the environment in new ways.

Ryynänen is intrigued by addressing the transitional period in architecture and its underlying environmental catastrophe, not with traditional architecture projects or concrete technical solutions but rather through slower theoretical reflections and artistic expression. She works interdisciplinary at the intersections of installation art, photography, video and text, and is interested in architecture’s cultural affections and the reciprocities between material and human.

Over the past few years, Ryynänen’s practice has revolved around experimental fieldwork conducted especially in modern buildings threatened by demolition. Ryynänen studies and documents buildings through video, photography, and written formats, while also collecting building materials and components from them. The documentation and collected materials serve as an archive from which she develops her works. Ryynänen’s pieces often combine aesthetically undervalued everyday materials and peculiar spatial compositions engaging in dialogue with the exhibition space.

Ryynänen has participated in architecture, design, and, art exhibitions, and spatial interventions. She also collaborates with other architects, artists and collectives.

Ryynänen graduated as an architect from the School of Arts, Design, and Architecture at Aalto University in 2020, and is pursuing a master’s programme in Practical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. In addition to her own practice, Ryynänen teaches architecture at Aalto University and works on historical research projects in an architectural firm.


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Liisa Ryynänen
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The exhibition addresses low-quality architecture and includes an installation and photography series based on fieldwork in building demolition sites.
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Finland
2024


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