Designs for a Cooler Planet: Life 1.5
Could we use science and design to imagine a life full of hope? Join the celebration of experiments towards a more sustainable future.
Sustainability is more than making compromises
Designs for a Cooler Planet is annual exhibition series showcasing that sustainability does not mean making compromises or settling for something less than. It can be the most fascinating and attractive option, a novel approach to an ordinary things or ability to connect the dots in a new way. What matters is the courage to change and be bold.
Every year, exhibition highlights research-based bold, experimental and creative concepts demonstrating radical approaches that aim for transformative change.
Visit Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022: Life 1.5 in Otaniemi during 7.9. - 12.10.2022!
Explore this year's theme and exhibitions above!
Cross-cutting projects celebrating creative thinking
Designs for a Cooler Planet celebrates creativity through art and design, but also highlights the need for multidisciplinarity in order to achieve profound change and truly novel solutions. It is part of Helsinki Design Week, one of the largest hubs of creative talent and growth companies in the Baltic Sea region and one of the Finland's biggest design events.
Exhibitions address sustainability at all aspects of life and living, such as built environments, fashion, food and materials, through subthemes that vary each year.
Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the festival presents new designers and multidisciplinary phenomena, promotes design internationally in collaboration with various organisations, and provides a platform for citizens to participate in the development and discussion of the city through design. Collaboration with Aalto University brings the academic voice and multidisciplinary way of doing to that discussion.
New European Bauhaus is an initiative launched by the European Commission to develop new policies that reduce the carbon and material footprint of housing and construction and promote human and natural well-being. The aim is to create a new European way of life and attractive societies that work in harmony with nature, and to bring the European Green Deal into our living environments. Aalto University is a partner in the New European Bauhaus initiative.
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In 2022, Designs for a Cooler Planet is one of the World Circular Economy Forum 2022 side events.
The World Circular Economy Forum is a landmark event of the year that brings together business leaders, policymakers and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions.
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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!
In a world of plenty, what is wise to design for the next generations? This year's theme is Resource wisdom, and a university-wide event will take place in September 2021.