Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023 – Events programme

Welcome and participate in Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023 through a variety of different events, from live talk shows to webinars, workshops and guided exhibition tours.
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Welcome to participate in almost thirty lectures, studio visits and guided exhibition tours. Events are mainly organised either live on the Otaniemi campus or online. More detailed information can be found under each individual event, some require you to register.

Come and explore the Invisible!

All events are in English and free of charge, if not stated otherwise.

Events on the Otaniemi campus | Events in Helsinki | Webinars | Public art tours on campus

The exhibitions

Events at Otaniemi campus

Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022 opening. Photo: Kalle Kataila.
Photo: Kalle Kataila

PechaKucha Night at Aalto

Wed 6.9.2023 at 18:00–20:00
Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1, Espoo)

Live talk show filled with surprising, short presentations.

Grasping creativity exhibition
Photo: George Atanassov

Weekly workshop introductions by Aalto Design Factory

Aalto Design Factory, K3 building (Puumiehenkuja 5 A, Espoo)

The Weekly workshop introductions at Aalto Design Factory provide everyone a chance to explore the ideation and framing techniques and serve as an open house to the Aalto Design Factory workshops. No registration needed.

Thu 7.9.2023 at 16:00–17:00
Thu 14.9.2023 at 16:00–17:00
Thu 21.9.2023 at 16:00–17:00
Thu 28.9.2023 at 16:00–17:00

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photos showcasing timber is different usage cases
Structuring irregularity showcases the value of waste and designing on the material's terms. Photo: Gengmu Ruan

Exhibition tour: Structuring irregularity

7.9.2023 at 16:00–17:00
V1, Väre (Otaniementie 14, Espoo)

Meet the researchers. No registration needed.

Agate sensor device
Tiny Agate sensor has the potential to transform the food production, for example. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Insights beyond the visible – Agate

Mon 11.9.2023 at 15:00–16:15
The Stage, Aalto Design Factory, K3 building (Puumiehenkuja 5 A, Espoo)

Hybrid seminar.

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Visitors at the Designs for a Cooler Planet exhibitions 2022.
Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Cooler Planet – guided exhibition tours

Väre (Otaniementie 14, Espoo)

Come and explore the Invisible through over 20 creative research-based exhibitions. In this tour, an Aalto student will give you a short intro to a selection of exhibitions.

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Exhibition tours in English

Mon 11.9.2023 at 17:00–18:30 / Includes tour of
Väre and School of Business, Otaniemi.
Wed 13.9.2023 at 17:45–18:45
Fri 15.9.2023 at 16:15–17:15
Thu 21.9.2023 at 17:45–18:45

Exhibition tours in Finnish

Wed 13.9.2023 at 16:30–17:30
Thu 14.9.2023 at 16:15–17:15
Tue 26.9.2023 at 12:00–13:30 / Includes tour of
Väre and School of Business, Otaniemi.
Mon 2.10.2023 at 17:00–18:00

BatteryMonetizer -kaupallistamisprojektia havainnollistava kuva
Graphic: Irina Valeeva

Electricity trader challenge – BatteryMonetizer

A talk show and a demo event

Mon 11.09.2023 at 17:00–18:30
Takka, Dipoli (Otakaari 24, Espoo)
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Thu 21.09.2023 at 15:00–17:00
F101, Väre (Otaniementie 14, Espoo)
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Visitor with VR glasses on in the Energy Futures exhibition at Dipoli Gallery.
Energy Futures exhibition in Dipoli Gallery. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Energy Futures: Wind power and green hydrogen

Wed 13.9.2023 at 15:00–17:00
Takka, Dipoli (Otakaari 24, Espoo)

Seminar and a guided exhibition tour at Dipoli

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Designing Experiential Futures–course 2023: short films
Designing Experiential Futures-course 2023: short films

Video screening event: Designing Experiential Futures

15/09/2023 15:30–17:30
F005, Väre (Otaniementie 14, Espoo)

Five short student videos played during the period. Seats available on first come, first serve basis, so no registration needed.

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HuojuA pavilion photo
Huoju-A is a multi-sensory wooden pavilion designed by Wood Program students. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Evolutionary architecture for social innovation

19.9.2023 at 9:00–12:00
L102, Väre (Otaniementie 14, Espoo)

A hybrid seminar

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An artistic and somewhat abstract picture of something that looks like a big green leaf pictured from below with a shadow of hands hovering above the leaf.

Sustainability Action Booster: Activist afternoon

Wed 27.9.2023 at 17:00–20:00
Kipsari restaurant at Väre (Otaniementie 14, Espoo)

A live talk event for students – and anyone interested!

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Events in Helsinki

Alusta pavilion
Alusta is a flourishing pavilion designed for humans and non-human beings alike. Photo: Maiju Suomi

Alusta pavilion

Courtyard between Design Museum and Museum of Finnish Architecture (Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki)

Wed 6.9.2023 at 17:30 – Material cycles in construction
Wed 13.9.2023 at 17:30

A talk and visit to the outdoor pavilion. No registration needed.

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Students working at the Design Futures course
Designing Experiential Futures course invites students to imagine alternative futures through tangible objects. Photo: Namkuy Chun

NODUS Talks: The invisibilities in the production-consumption system of fashion

Thu 7.9.2023 at 16:15–17:45
Design Museum Helsinki (Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki)

Hybrid talk show

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Abstract graphic in blue, white, black with various circular and wavy shapes
Lessons in transforming society and the self offers a deep-dive into the embodied intelligence. Illustration: Anna Mu


Cancelled: Sustainability Science Days *preview*

Thu 28.9.2023 at 14:00–15:30

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Lessons in transforming society and the self

Tue 19.9.2023 at 16:30–18:30

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See also: Embodied practices for teams

Working toward circularity in textiles

Thu 28.9.2023 at 13:15–15:30

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Kauppakorkeakoulu Kirsi Kivivirta Stage Kuva: Mikko Raskinen
"Stage" by artist Kirsi Kivivirta. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Public art tours on campus

Guided art collection tours with the art curator

Public art tours at Väre and School of Business

Väre (Otaniementie 14, Espoo)

Tue 19.9.2023 at 14:30–16:00
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Wed 27.09.2023 at 12:00–13:30
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Public art tours at K1, K2 and K3 buildings

Puumiehenkuja 3, Espoo

Wed 20.9.2023 12:00–13:00
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Wed 27.9.2023 17:00–18:00
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Wood crystals on a black fabric.

Designs for a Cooler Planet

The festival returns to Otaniemi this fall, 6 Sept – 3 Oct 2024, revealing how we can change the world.

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