Past Events by Living+ Platform
Due to COVID-19, our events are currently organized online. Before the pandemic, most of our events were taking place in the Living+ Hub located on Aalto campus at Rakentajanaukio 4, Espoo.
Living+ Guest Lecture 11.11.20 by Architect David Benjamin (US)
A guest lecture by Professor David Benjamin from Columbia University (US) and the co-founder of the innovative architecture & design studio "The Living" will be held online on the 11th of November, at 5pm EET (local time in Helsinki). Prof. Benjamin will talk about his award-winning work which combines architecture with biology and computation. Join via this link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/61897922947
Urban Lunch Hour -online seminar: Ageing Cities
Living+ Platform was hosting this month's Urban Lunch Hour (by Urbaria) with a topic "Ageing Cities". The seminar was co-organized with Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies / Urbaria and City of Helsinki's Urban Research and Statistics Unit. The event took place 20.10. 12-13:30 on Zoom.
Living+ Guest Lecture: Stories translate into design by Martin Arfalk
On Tuesday, September 15, 13:00-15:00, a Living+ guest lecture was given by Martin Arfalk from Mandaworks, (SWE) with the title “Stories translate into design”.
"Green City Blocks" Morning coffee
"Green City Blocks" virtual morning coffee took place on May 29 at 9-10.30 am via Zoom.
The event was organized by the Urban Academy and Aalto Living+ Platform. For more information: https://urbanacademy.fi/ajankohtaista/vihreat-kaupunkikorttelit/
Dense+Green Cities: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem / YTK:n Pitkän kurssin Tähtiluento at Aalto Living+ Hub
Dr. Thomas Schroepfer from SUTD Singapore gave a presentation on building dense and green cities at Aalto Living+ Hub on March, 12.
For more information, please see the link: www.aaltoee.com/aalto-leaders-insight/2020/densegreen-cities-architecture-as-urban-ecosystem-ytkn-pitkan-kurssin-tahtiluento
Seminar on urban renewal in the context of multi-owned housing
Open seminar on urban renewal organized by Department of Built Environment.
Living+ Morning coffees at Aalto Living+ Hub
From January 2020 onwards, Living+ Morning coffees gather Aalto people to network and discuss various topics on human-centered living environments on a monthly basis.
Living+ Forum 2020: Human-centered computational city planning
Annually organized Living+ Forum is an open lecture series where guest lecturers offer a view on the research and planning of human-centered living environments. In 2020 the Living+ Forum focused on human-centered computational city planning.
Why Wood? Building from wood in growing cities
What is the role and potential of wood based building in achieving the targets of carbon neutral cities? Why are we not building everything from wood? Urban Academy invites you to a morning coffee event.
A meeting point for the research and planning of human-centred living environments
The Grand Opening of the Aalto Living+ Hub in Otaniemi attracted about 120 researchers and representatives of the industry and nearby cities. The program included keynotes, research pitches, networking, and the presentation of the new multimedia equipment.
Lähiöfest Seminar: People-Driven City 2019
‘People-Driven City’ is the main conference of ‘Lähiöfest’ – festival of neighbourhoods. In 2019 Lähiöfest takes place in four different Finnish cities: Espoo, Riihimäki, Kauniainen and Helsinki.
Engaging talks on the development of urban station areas
The design and potential future station areas provide urban development discussed at the ”Asemanseudut muutoksessa” morning coffee event on May 17.
Living+ hosted a networking lunch to discuss research in human-centered living environments
Researchers from numerous fields within Aalto University joined a lunch event on April 23 to discuss common research interests in the field.
Alternative Futures - Questioning Design Standards
Welcome to the public lecture by Professor Joel Sanders from Yale University School of Architecture. It's the last lecture of the Living+ Forum of 2019.
Living+ Forum 2019: Inclusive Environments
The focus of the Living+ Forum 2019 lecture series was Inclusive environments. Some of the topics covered include "Design for All", Multicultural Living Environments, and Aging in Cities.
The way people and goods move around is going to change dramatically in the near future. More efficient technology and smarter services, is likely to completely disrupt our current idea of transportation, how we move and how we buy stuff. The Living+ Forum in 2018 presented a glimpse into this disruption, why it is happening, how it changes our behavior, and how we can begin to make sense of it.
- Human-centered understanding of mobility systems / January 4
Milos Mladenovic, Aalto University
Transit oriented development
Christoffer Weckström, Aalto University
- Human activity spaces: from modeling to implications / January 11
Kamyar Hasanzadeh, Aalto University
- Intelligent transportation systems / January 18
Claudio Roncoli, Aalto University
- Connecting corridors - changing work, changing mobility / January 25
Matti Vartiainen, Aalto University
- Cargo transports and citylogistics / February 1
Ulla Tapaninen, City of Helsinki
- Mobility as a Service / February 8
Sampo Hietanen, Founder and CEO, MaaS Global
Digitalization of mobility ecosystem, Risto Rajala, Aalto University
- “Time and travel time” - it’s not so simple / February 15
Moshe Givoni, Tel-Aviv University
The first Living+ Forum covered a vast array of research areas within the Living+ Platform, such as urban planning, economics, water engineering, learning environments and human experience. It ended with an international seminar on smart and sustainable cities, with Professor Marcus Foth from Queensland University.
- Online/Offline. Housing, Publicity and Privacy / January 12
Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Professor of Building Design, Aalto University
Towards Network Society
Mikko Särelä, DSc, Project Manager of the Living+ Platform
- Human centered learning environments / January 19
Teemu Leinonen, Professor of New Media Design and Learning, Aalto University
- Experiencing the city / January 26
Marketta Kyttä, Professor of Land Use Planning, Aalto University
- Neglected spaces / February 2
Pentti Kareoja, Professor of Spatial Design, Aalto University
- Trust and collaboration in construction industry / February 9
Antti Peltokorpi, Professor of Operations Management in Construction, Aalto University
- Sound in living environments / February 16
Tapio Lokki, Professor of Acoustics, Aalto University
- Future of Otaniemi Campus / February 23
Antti Ahlava, Vice President, Campus development, professor of Emerging Design Methodologies, Aalto University
- Urban Economics / March 2
Essi Eerola, Research Director, VATT Institute for Economic Research
- Future cities and how to make them / March 9
Trevor Harris, Professor of Urban Design, Aalto University
- Lighting in human living environments / March 16
Jaakko Ketomäki, Professor of Practice, at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University
- Urbanisation and Water / March 23
Teemu Kokkonen, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Built Environment, Aalto University
Nora Sillanpää, Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Built Environment, Aalto University
- LIVING+ INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR / March 30
Smart Cities from Cradle to Grave: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Ways of Life
Marcus Foth, Professor at Queensland University of Technology Design Lab, Brisbane, Australia