Aalto joins the WDC open doors weekend
The World Design Capital Helsinki arranges an Open Doors Weekend during February 3-5. Some 180 different events have been planned to delight the residents of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kauniainen and Lahti: these will be touching and fun meetings involving design. In addition to design, sometimes in very surprising forms and places, the events also promise to offer bread and circus games, performances, clubs, guidance for visitors, lectures, workshops and ideation projects.
Aalto University organizes events as part of the programme, here under some examples.
Aalto Design Factory tour
Friday 3 Feb at 1 pm and 3 pm
Saturday 4 Feb 1 pm, 3 pm
Guided tour for anyone who is interested in learning to know Aalto University Design Factory.
Address: Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, Otaniemi
ADDLAB - Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory
Friday 3 Feb from 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 4 Feb from 10 am to 5 pm
ADDLAB addresses the potential of new digital design technologies by forming a research and development platform focused on bridging the gap between digital representation and physical realization, exploring a host of opportunities across disciplines.
ADDLAB itself is a prototype of the new Aalto environment, functioning as a hub of activity that fosters social interaction and cultural inspiration. ADDLAB aims to provide a valuable forum for scientists, engineers, designers, artists and architects that facilitates cross-disciplinary exchange and networking. ADDLAB hosts and organizes lectures, seminars and workshops in order to import, support and share a global network of innovative knowledge.
Within the context of the Open Doors Weekend, ADDLAB will exhibit a video installation exploring it's mission, objectives and cultural events.
Address Sähkömiehentie 4 G, Otaniemi, Espoo
The walking tours at the School of Economics
The walking tours introducing the art, design and architecture treaseures of the School of Economics are arranged when ordered. The next walking tour will be on the World Design Capital weekend, Friday 3 February at 1 pm.
The tour starts from the Entrance Hall at the Main building of the School of Economics (Runeberginkatu 14-16).
Aalto World Design Capital year´s site is now open at living.aalto.fi.
WCD Helsinki Open Doors Weekend (wdchelsinki2012.fi)