Burning Imaginations launch event

See an exhibition of cast art and design objects as well as a series of training videos on mould making and casting techniques.
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We are pleased to invite you to the launch of Burning Imaginations on 31st October 2019 at the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. To celebrate the launch we also open an exhibition of artworks and engineering products in the Visual Resource Centre vitrines, made by students and staff from Aalto University.

The event will include a short panel discussion The Art of Mould Making – Past, Present and Future. The panel will be chaired by art historian Tuija Peltomaa, who will be in discussion with artists Kaisaleena Halinen, Anne Meskanen-Barman, and Satu-Minna Suorajärvi.


  • 17:00 – Opening words, Andy Best, Lecturer in Sculpture, School of Arts, Design and Architecture & Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto Online Learning
  • 17:05 – Juhani Orkas, Professor, Foundry Engineering, School of Engineering
  • 17:15 – Tuomas Auvinen, Dean, Aalto ARTS
  • 17:30 – Panel discussion Mould making in Art – Past, Present and Future
  • 18:00 – 19:00 – Opening Burning Imaginations exhibition

Refreshments will be served.

Exhibiting artists and makers

Anna Akins, Kaisaleena Halinen, Anna Jaatinen, Iines Jakovlev, Kalle Jalava, Nikolo Kerimov, Kasimira Kouri, Aapo Niinikoski, Henriikka Pahkala, Pauliina Parjanen, Elina Peltonen, Emilia Pennanen, Jenna Lee Shenyer, Alex Suomi, Emilie Tuuminen

Degree programmes represented

Architecture, Art Education, Contemporary Design, Design, Fashion, Interior Architecture, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Photography, Product and Spatial Design

About Burning Imaginations

Burning Imaginations is a series of eight videos explaining the techniques and methods involved in mould making and casting with a variety of materials, including bronze, aluminium, plaster, silicon, and concrete. Burning Imaginations is a co-production between Sculpture (Foundation and General Studies, Aalto ARTS) and Foundry Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Aalto ENG), funded by Aalto Online Learning.

All videos will be made freely available online via Aalto Online Learning and Aalto University’s channels.

Burning Imaginations production team

  • Videography, Sound, Edit: Eetu Lipponen/Brainwash Productions Oy
  • Artists and makers: Kaisaleena Halinen, Kalle Jalava, Alex Suomi, Anna Jaatinen, Nikolo Kerimov
  • Production Assistants: Roel Meijs, Tomi Pelkonen
  • Producer: Eija Hakkola
  • Executive producer: Andy Best
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