Dwell Conversations: Designing Diplomacy

Finnish_EmbassyDid you miss the Cultural Tourism DC Embassy open houses but you still want to visit an embassy? Well here is an opportunity to visit the Embassy of Finland. Dwell magazine has set up a program that will host a discussion on the design, diplomacy, security and sustainability of modern Embassies. Tickets are limited.

The entire announcement is below.

May 21, 7:00 PM–9:30 PM

Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, District of Columbia 2008

Get Tickets $8 http://www.dwell.com/events/dwell-conversations-dc.html

Designing Diplomacy: Embassy Architecture in Washington DC and Abroad

In collaboration with cultural coordinator, Pekka Hako of the Embassy of Finland, please join Dwell editor Aaron Britt, for this engaging discussion.

The embassies of Washington DC dot the cityscape like jewels, architectural and diplomatic outposts of foreign nations on American soil. So too did America’s bright, open modern embassies built in capitols around the world just after World War II. But as security has become a paramount concern in many parts of the world, embassy designers have had to balance the architectural expression of their homelands with the very real threats posed by those who would do them harm. In this Dwell Conversation, Dwell editor Aaron Britt will take up the issues of design, diplomacy, security and sustainability as he’s joined by Washington Post culture critic Philip Kennicott, architectural historian and professor at the University of Maryland Jane Loeffler, and Joe Toussaint of the Overseas Building Office at the State Department.

Drinks and light bites will be served.

Event Sponsors:

Embassy of Finland, IZZE, Crop Vodka, and The Liaison Hotel

Tickets: $8 http://www.dwell.com/events/dwell-conversations-dc.htmlFinEmbassy1FinEmbassy2

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