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Lasileipiä roikkumassa vartaassa
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Donor artwork was unveiled at the Väre Night Out stakeholder event

The power of creativity and sustainability brought together stakeholders, alumni, researchers and staff of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Flower clutch
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Irene Purasachit saw the floral industry’s waste problem firsthand – now she makes material for handbags from discarded blooms

Nearly half of cut flowers end up in the trash, never making their way to dinner tables or first dates
Soil exhibits from the project Traces_from_the_Anthropocene Working_with_Soil. Photo:TzuyuChen
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Soil Matters exhibition chosen as the winner of Design Museum´s open call

Soil Matters exhibition chosen as the winner of Design Museum´s open call
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 won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

Contemporary Design MA Articles

A grid made up of variations of the same photograph. Each of the photographs shows a progression of a hand caressing a red, velvet armchair.
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Amorphous Form – Tentative Verbalization in the Context of Art by Sini Henttu

How could art and its verbalization live side by side, supporting each other?
One picture separated into two sections. The section on the left shows orange fragments broken off a brick wall. The section on the right shows those fragments being held on the author's hand.
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Approaching the Earthenware Heritage: Accidental Archaeology of Brick Buildings and Their Fragments by Amedeo Martines

The thesis illustrates a practice-led approach to acknowledge and emotionally connect with the Finnish earthenware heritage by encountering brick architecture and picking fragments in the municipalities of Helsinki and Espoo.
text "if i don't remember this nobody will* repeated on a canvas
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If I Don’t Remember This, Nobody Will by Zoë Robertson

The act of remembering takes its toll: each recall creates distance from the initial event, a memory of the memory. If I Don’t Remember This, Nobody Will manifests the intangible: what does forgetting look like?
ceramic pots and vases in outdoors next to sea
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Till Death Do Us Together by Sesilia Pirttimaa

Death does not part us, it unites us. We all die eventually. Ten hand-built raw clay vases have been left in nature to fall apart, disintegrate and dissolve into the environment, symbolizing the death of loved ones. The vases have been photographed daily to reveal their decomposition. The artist has not had to face the death of a close relative and the resulting grief that is inevitably coming. With this artwork, she wants to prepare for it and address the topic she fears.

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