May 18, 2024–Jan 5, 2025

The Pool

The Origin of Pool Skateboarding
Parviaisentie 9, 40900 Jyväskylä
May-August Tue–Sun 10 am–6 pm, September-April Tue–Sun 11 am–6 pm

The Pool, opening at Aalto2 on 18 May, is a concept of four exhibitions combining Alvar Aalto’s architectural heritage, international skateboarding culture, rap and hip-hop culture.

The three skateboarding exhibitions are united by the design of Alvar Aalto’s Villa Mairea pool and its influence on international skateboarding culture. An exhibition on rap and hip hop culture explores the history of Finnish rap and Central Finland’s influence on the development of hip hop culture as a whole.

From the Surf to the Sidewalk - When skateboarding culture and architecture meet
by Juho Haavisto, curator
Alvar Aalto's Villa Mairea pool design's journey to California and into the global urban culture known as skateboarding.

Lizzie Armanto: Colors
by Lizzie Armanto and co-curator Jarkko Lehtopelto
The exhibition presents skateboard culture through the eyes of Lizzie Armanto, an internationally renowned American-Finnish professional skateboarder. Colors is about the diversity, tolerance and colourfulness of skateboarding. It looks at places, tricks, boards and communities.

Concrete Currents - photographs by Arto Saari
by Arto Saari
The photographs of internationally acclaimed former professional skateboarder and photographer Arto Saari will provide a personal view of the subculture known as skateboarding.