Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021— Event programme
The Designs for a Cooler Planet presents glimpses of a resource wise future with thirteen virtual events. Everyone is welcome to participate in our online events.
The Cooler Planet Event Programme:
All events are on Finnish time (Eastern European Time, EET).
Events will be in English unless mentioned otherwise and registration links will be updated below.
The opening ceremony of Designs for a Cooler Planet
Wed 08.09.21 | 16.15–17.15
Let’s celebrate together the opening of the Cooler Planet event.
Helsinki Design Week at Aalto University.
Location: online at Zoom
Welcome words: Enni Äijälä, Specialist, Partners and Outreach.
Opening speech: Ossi Naukkarinen, Vice president, Research.
Cool flash talks:
Matti Kuittinen, Professor of resource-efficient construction at Aalto and Senior Specialist at the Ministry of the Environment of Finland.
Co-creating Innovations : Where Chemistry Meets Design
Ena Naito, Master’s student in Contemporary Design & Louise Kallai, Master’s student in Chemical Engineering, Exchange student from Université libre de Bruxelles.
Just between us: Why do we practice fashion?
Kasia Górniak, Master of Arts / Fashion Designer & Elina Onkinen, Master’s student in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design.
16:00 Materialising the Future across Europe: Datemats@Design Week Helsinki & Milano
16:10 Datemats: designing for and with Emerging Materials & Technologies (EM&Ts)
16:30 Designing with Advanced Growing EM&Ts
16:40 Designing with Experimental Wood-based EM&Ts
16:50 Designing with Nanomaterial EM&Ts
17:00 Designing with Interactive Connected Smart EM&Ts
17:10 Discussion round with Q&A
The event is hosted by:
Laura Beloff, Professor of Visual Culture and Artistic Practices
Pia Fricker, Professor of Practice, Computational Methodologies in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
artist Kaisu Koivisto, researcher in Arctic identities and politics Ingrid A.Medby, designer and researcher Emilia Tikka, and professor and ice mechanics researcher Jukka Tuhkuri
Meet the Panelist:
Joost Vervoort – Associate Professor of Foresight and Anticipatory Governance at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University.
Sofia Lindström Sol– Lecturer and researcher at the Swedish School of Information and Library Science at the University of Borås.
Ann Light – Professor of Design & Creative Technology (Engineering and Design) School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex.
Andrea Kárpáti – Professor and Head of the Visual Culture Research Group at the Institute of Communication and Sociology, Corvinus University Budapest.
Ruth Wolstenholme – Managing Director at Sniffer.
Raphael Vella – Associate Professor in Art Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta.
Speakers: Emilija Veselova, a doctoral candidate and EIisa Vainio, Project Manager at the Baltic Sea Action Group
Panel discussion: Emilija Veselova and Elisa Vainio
Topic: Multispecies Sustainability
14:00 - 14:15 Welcome to Design for Government 2021!
14:15 - 14:45 DfG Case presentation: Just Transition to Post-Oil Heating in Homes (the Ministry of Environment and ORSI research project)
14:55 - 15:25 DfG Case presentation: Reducing the carbon footprint of public procurement, Kela Maternity package example (Kela, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment & ORSI research project)
15:25 - 15:50 Panel Discussion: Using design in government and policy-making, with Ministry of environment, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, KELA and ORSI
15:50 - 16:00 Close
14:00-15:00 Expert Panel with Audience Q&A
Topic: Aviation and shipping industries have set goals to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Target audience: All interested in decarbonization and transitions to low-carbon business.
- Keynote Glen Peters, CICERO
- panelist - TBC
Creative resourcefulness for sustainable futures
Thu 23.09 | 11.00–14.00 EET
Host: Kirsi Niinimäki, Associate Professor, Aalto University
Ina Budde, Co-founder & Managing Director, Circular.fashion
Katie Quilici, Manager Private Labels Sustainability, Zalando SE
Tracy Kinden, Revolve Waste, NEW COTTON-project; TexRoad-project
Susanna Horn, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, CircDNet project
Inka Orko, Co-creation Manager, VTT, CircDNet-project
+ Panel discussion
NPHarvest research team members Juho Uzkurt Kaljunen, Anna Mikola and Raed Al-Juboori will reply to all your questions and curiosities about the project.
We love our Partners
The event is an official part of Helsinki Design Week, New European Bauhaus and Year of Research-based Knowledge 2021 programmes.
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Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. The theme for 2021 is wisdom. Aalto University is one of Helsinki Design Week’s main partners.
The event also belongs to the Research-based Knowledge 2021 program, a joint initiative organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.
Aalto is one of the first partner's of the EU's New European Bauhaus initiative. The Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls. We are also one of the Bauhaus partner events showcasing future concepts and prototypes for more sustainable future.
Helsinki Design Week 2021 has landed in Otaniemi, showcasing three paths to resource wisdom
Radical ideas and prototypes contributing to a resource-wise future. The exhibitions and online lectures are open to everyone, and they belong to the official Helsinki Design Week programme.