Architectural Policy in Finland
Architecture as Civic Education
Finland is the undisputed pioneer in architectural education. In 1998, it was one of the first countries in Europe to develop an official architectural policy, the declared aim of which was to more systematically integrate architecture into the educational system, teacher training programs at universities, and adult education.
In her field study, Turit Fröbe spoke with various experts to get a picture of just how successful this internationally acclaimed Finnish architectural policy has been. Has it succeeded in anchoring architectural education in the education system? What conditions did this require? What structures were created to do so? And is it possible to derive recommendations from Finnish
experience for countries such as Germany?