Tuesday | 1.7 | 13:30 | Cinematheque 3

An event hosted by Dan Handel

At first glance, it seems no two places could be geographically and culturally farther apart than Israel and Finland. And yet, Alvar Aalto’s work has gained a foothold in the Israeli architectural sphere. In this event, Gaby Nussbaum, Galit Gaon, Zvi Efrat, and host Dan Handel will discuss the meaning of Aalto’s work (today and in retrospect), his influence on Israeli architecture, and the total design methodology in Israel and in Finland.

The event is held in collaboration with The Embassy of Finland Tel AvivEmbassy of Finland in Israel

The discussion will take place in Hebrew, after the Aalto premiere

Dan Handel (host) architect and curator

Dan Handel – Dan Handel is an architect and curator. He is an architecture critic in Haaretz newspaper.

ZVI EFRAT architect and scholar

Prof. Dr. Zvi Efrat is partner at Efrat-Kowalsky Architects (EKA) and was Head of the Department of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2002-2010). He holds B.Arch. from Pratt Institute, MA. in Cinema Studies from NYU and PhD. In Architectural History and Theory from Princeton University. His book, The Israeli Project: Building and Architecture 1948-1973, was published in Hebrew in 2004 by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His book The Object of Zionism, The Architecture of Israel was published by Spector Books, Leipzig, in 2018.


Gavriela Nussbaum – M.Arch, M.Sc. from the Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. Master’s thesis: “Assimilation of International Styles in the Modern Finnish Architecture-Functionalism in the 1930’s Director, Department of structures, Ministry of Housing and Construction”
Adjunct senior lecturer, Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning.

Galit Gaon - curator and lecturer

Galit Gaon – Senior design curator and lecturer. Head of A.curate, Post- Graduate Program of Design Curatorial Studies & Shenkar Archive and the Research Center of Design in Israel.