Re-thinking Design, Business and Chemical Engineering

Creative Sustainability (CS) is a joint Master's degree programme at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Chemical Engineering. Established in 2010, the CS programme brings students from a variety of fields together, to study and work in multidisciplinary teams and create novel sustainable solutions for human, urban, industrial and business environments. The pedagogical approach is based on integrating teaching and research, problem-based learning, design thinking, blended learning and strong connections to practical outcomes. The graduates of the programme have the endeavour to understand and address systemic phenomena and wicked problems.

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CS Blog

Study-life, events, research projects, and more on the CS Blog:

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Creative Sustainability

Do you see the blue sky? Ponderings on climate poetry

Climate change inspires literature, not only of the nonfictional kind, but also fiction and even poetry. I want to share with you some of my ponderings on a poem that struck a chord with me the first time I read it years ago and that I still keep finding more meanings in every time I come back to it.
Students on the banks of the Longinoja stream.
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Systems Thinking students visiting Longinoja

Systems Thinking 2021 course visited Longinoja, one of the most well-known streams in Finland and a very interesting area in terms of its species and related civic activity. Mikko Jalas, the teacher of the course, now shares this experience with us.
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Ten reasons to study at Creative Sustainability

Creative Sustainability has existed as a study option for more than ten years at Aalto University. It has catered for different needs and evolved in course of time. Yet fundamental commitments remain the same. The reasons to get involved in sustainability through creativity also remain the same. Here is my list of ten good reasons to join.
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Creative Sustainability

Suggested readings for starting Creative Sustainability students – and anyone interested in critical and creative exploration on a more sustainable world

Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability: Suggested readings for starting students

Collaborations, networks and alumni stories:

Creative Sustainability Master's Programme

Creative Sustainability Alumni Stories

Where do our graduates work? Where to head after studies?

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Research groups and Networks

Research collaborations and networks of the Creative Sustainability Master's Programme

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Creative Sustainability The Test Site with UWAS Innovative Approach to Circular Economy course. © Abigail Garbett

The Test Site

The Test Site is a student-led network of practical sustainability at Aalto University.

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News

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022 – Open call
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What's Life 1.5 like? – Apply now for Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022 to showcase a sustainable future

The climate crisis and biodiversity loss call for radical new ideas. How does your work contribute to wiser consumption, climate solutions or a more sustainable working life? Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022 will present Aalto's most interesting projects to support sustainability – apply now!
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Bioinnovation Center’s research will focus on sustainable textiles and packaging

Aalto University's Bioinnovation Center has chosen 5 interdisciplinary projects to launch its doctoral school in 2022. The projects aim at innovations in the fields of sustainable textiles and packaging.

Campus sustainability champion 2021
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A surprising winner of the Campus Sustainability Champion 2021 award

The campus sustainability champion was chosen now for the fifth time.
The picture shows Katariina Järvinen on Aalto University campus, holding fashionable pieces of clothes in her hands.
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We can transform the fashion industry by renting

Marketing Master’s student Katariina Järvinen’s company Clozeta combines two megatrends: second-hand and sharing economy.

Events

Selection of events from Aalto University and Creative Sustainability

A futuristic black-and-white banner with neon yellow details says "Unfolding Tomorrow". At the bottom the logos of Aalto University, Aalto Ventures Program and Aaltoes.
Lectures and seminars

Unfolding Tomorrow — No food left behind

Learn what you can do today for a sustainable tomorrow!
Lähikuvassa henkilön kädet, jotka ottavat puhelimella kuvaa lavaa kohti tapahtumassa. Taustalla sumea kuva yleisöstä ja lila sävyisistä valoista lavalla.
Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2022: Systemic Transformations to Sustainable Futures

The Sustainability Science Days is an international, two-day conference organised jointly by Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and Aalto University on 18-19.5.2022. This year the conference will focus on the theme of systemic transformations to sustainable futures in a globally connected world and highlight the urgency to act now.
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