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Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen
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Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion encourages leaders to make difficult decisions and establish a ‘do-tank’ way of collaborating at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos.
What is contemporary design?
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Contemporary design enables critical reflection

Design is the method with which we shape our world. The new MA Contemporary Design combines material-led design with critical and conceptual thinking practices.
U-Create teaching symposium's live illustration about producing collective knowledge by Apila Pepita Miettinen
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Courage and creativity in higher education—how could we teach that?

Answering the complex, dynamic and networked problems we face today means rethinking our traditional ways of working and building knowledge, according to a recent symposium on teaching arts and design at Aalto University.
Redesigning everything for sustainability. Illustration by Marika Latsone
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We need to redesign everything—but how?

Meeting sustainable development goals requires more collaboration between disciplines.

Contemporary Design MA Articles

(non)manifesto of contemporary design
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What is contemporary design?

Concept, (non)manifesto, and facilitation by contemporary design MA students.
Baltic Characters. Idea: Anni Avela, Illustration by Gero Grundmann
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Baltic characters

In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught. –Baba Dioum, 1968.
Critical Tide Floor Plan by MA student Chiao-wen Hsu
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About Critical Tide Exhibition

From critical design to critical practice
Students' portraits with their adopted creatures in Kristineberg workshop in April, 2019
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Empathy: Design in a Social Context

Reaching out to non-human stakeholders

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