Aalto Networking Platform

Past Events by Living+ Platform

At the Living+ Platform, we organize events to engage with researchers, students, businesses and municipalities, and to share information on human-oriented living environments. We provide internal networking meetings for cross-school collaboration within Aalto University and organize educational lectures and seminars for students, staff and the public.

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+ Networking Lunch, Dipoli

Past Events

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

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Architecture installation "Hy-Fi" utilizing mushroom root, by The Living at 2014 MoMa PS1 Young Architects Program.

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.

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Poster for Urban Lunch Hour -event held on 20.10. on a topic "Ageing Cities". Organized by Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, Aalto Living+ Platform and City of Helsinki's Urban Research and Statistics Unit.

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”.

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Advertisement for Living+ guest lecture "Stories translate into design" by Martin Arfalk on September 15 (2020), with a visualization of future Aviapolis by Mandaworks and MASSLAB. Modern buildings and people sitting and walking on a square.
UA & Living+ Morning coffee

"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 and green / Aalto YTK

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.

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Living+ Morning coffee 2020 at Aalto Living+ Hub

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.

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Living+ Forum 2020

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.

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Why Wood? Urban Academy Event 16.12.2019 Aalto Living+ Hub. Photo: Honkasuo, Susa Junnola / City of Helsinki

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.

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Aalto Living+ Hub Opening 22 October 2019

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.

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Lähiöfest logo 2019

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.

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Yleiskaavasuunnittelija Ville Ahvikko kertoo Leppävaaran kehityksestä Asemanseudut muutoksessa -aamukahveilla Aalto-yliopistolla

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.

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Living+ Networking Lunch, Dipoli

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.

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Aalto Living+ Forum 2019: Inclusive Environments, Joel Sanders, Alternative Futures: Questioning Design Standards

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.

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Aalto Living+ Forum by Aalto Living+ Platform


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