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Johanna Björkman

PhD, Head of Cultural Environment
Helsinki City Museum
Participates in 1 Session

Johanna Björkman is an art historian specializing in architectural history. She received her PhD at the University of Helsinki in May 2019. Her work was entitled The Success of the Forest Industry in Architecture. Architect W. G. Palmqvist cooperation with the companies in the industrial communities in the 1920s and 1930s. The dissertation connected the architecture she researched to the political, economic and cultural contexts of the studied time frame. Björkman has an interest in industrial architecture and was associated with a Nordic-Baltic research group that published the book Industry and modernism: Companies, architecture, and identity in the Nordic and Baltic countries during the high-industrial period (2007). 

Björkman works as deputy Head of Environment in the Helsinki City Museum. She has worked with built cultural heritage and conservation questions for over fifteen years in museums and at the Finnish Heritage Agency. Björkman has also trained herself in architectural conservation and completed a one-year post-master’s course at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Main publications: 

  • Metsäteollisuuden menestyksen jälki arkkitehtuurissa. Arkkitehti W.G. Palmqvistin ja yhtiöiden yhteistyö tehdasyhdyskunnissa 1920- ja 1930-luvulla. Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto 2019. [Disseratation: The Success of the Forest Industry in Architecture. - Architect W. G. Palmqvist co-operation with the companies in the industrial communities in the 1920s and 1930s].
  • Post-War Modernism in Helsinki City Centre: Heritage or Material for re-use? In Docomomo 14th International conference proceedings 2016. Adaptive reuse, the modern movement towards the future.
  • Architects realizing Gösta Serlachius' visions in the industrial community of Mänttä, Kirjassa Industry and Modernism. Companies, Architecture and Identity in the Nordic and Baltic Countries during the High-Industrial Period, toim. Anja Kervanto Nevanlinna. Helsinki: SKS, 2007.

Sessions in which Johanna Björkman participates

Martes 30 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:00 AM
10:00 AM

UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS-1580

Paper

Johanna Björkman, Helsinki City Museum (Speaker)

The forest industry was at the forefront of Finland’s rapid industrialization in the beginning of the 20th century. Industrialization created econo...

Sessions in which Johanna Björkman attends

Domingo 28 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Opening ceremony
2 hours, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Signup required

UQAM, Cœur des sciences - Agora Hydro-Québec

Cocktail

Patrick Dieudonné, Université de Bretagne occidentale, Institut de Géoarchitecture, France (Other Participant)

Lucie K. Morisset, Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage (Moderator)

Join the conference organisers and TICCIH board members for a welcome cocktail and some festive words of introduction, in the former forge of th...

Lunes 29 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM

UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS-R525

Regular session

Dag Avango, Luleå University of Technology (Moderator)

Marion Steiner, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Moderator)

Industrialization processes have been global from their very beginning. However, their interpretation still tends to be limited to specific loca...
1:30 PM
1:30 PM

UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS-R515

Regular session

Prof. Martin Drouin, UQAM (Moderator)

This session presents case studies and policy reviews that contribute to ongoing debate and international dialogue on the role of planning syste...
5:30 PM
5:30 PM
Public lecture: Le Grand Montréal industriel d’hier à demain
1 hour 30 minutos, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tickets required

UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS-R510

Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée

Gérard Beaudet (Keynote speaker)

Si la vallée du canal de Lachine a été le berceau de l’industrialisation canadienne, la géographie industrielle métropolitaine ne s’y est pas co...

Martes 30 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM
9:00 AM

UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS-1580

Regular session

Lucie K. Morisset, Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage (Moderator)

Bode Morin, Anthracite Heritage Museum (Moderator)

This session focuses on company towns from the perspective of urban planning. “Company towns” are here defined as single-enterprise planned comm...

Miércoles 31 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM
Public lecture: Fear, loss and the potential for progressive nostalgia: challenging right-wing populism
1 hour 30 minutos, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tickets required

UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS-R510

Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée

Prof. Laurajane Smith, Australian National University (Speaker)

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-w...

Jueves 1 septiembre, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00 AM
7:00 AM
Early bird tour. Lachine Canal: A walk through history and commemoration or The Lachine Canal: now and then
1 hour 30 minutos, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Signup required

UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS Registration table (meeting point)

Tour

Alain Gelly, Parks Canada (Presenter)

Matthieu Paradis, Agence Parcs Canada (Presenter)

From its construction to its restoration, immerse yourself in the now and then of this key Canadian industrial heritage site. A country’s
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
Public lecture: Trajectories of deindustrialization and the memoryscapes of industrial pasts – Towards global perspectives
1 hour 30 minutos, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tickets required

UQAM, pavillon J.-A. De Sève (DS) - DS-R510

Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée

Stefan Berger (Speaker)

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world ar...