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.
NODUSTalks Multispecies Sustainability
Emilija Veselova is a doctoral candidate in the NODUS Sustainable Design Research Group in the Department of Design, Aalto University. She has a strong theoretical and practical background in a collaborative and participatory design approach that she has applied in projects in the business, academic and the non-governmental sectors. Emilija talks about her ongoing doctoral research titled, "Designing with Nature for Sustainability".
In this project, she investigates how natural entities, such as individual organisms and ecosystems, can be included in collaborative and participatory design and decision-making processes. Her view is that every project has implications for natural being, systems and sustainability. Yet, she also sees how current formulations of design provide little support and training for a designer to consider in everyday projects. During the talk, Emilija provides a glimpse into the conceptual and methodological framework she is developing.
Elisa Vainio is working as a Project Manager at the Baltic Sea Action Group focusing on regenerative agriculture and international soil collaboration. She has received a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Helsinki, where her research concerned greenhouse gases in forests and urban green areas.
In her presentation, she presents the Carbon Action platform. Carbon Action is a Finnish platform that develops and researches ways of accelerating soil carbon sequestration and verifying the results scientifically. It also works with farmers to spread regenerative farming practices for better yields, and climate change and biodiversity loss mitigation. There are 100 committed farms, several research projects and companies involved. Also, there are some 1000 famers in the Carbon Action club. Carbon Action is led by the Baltic Sea Action Group, and the Finnish Meteorological Institute coordinates the research.
Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021
Construction gobbles up half of the world’s natural resources. Collaboration between scientists, designers, architects, the public sector and companies generates ideas that can make living environments and the construction industry more sustainable.
We get dressed each and every day: clothes protect us and help us express ourselves. We can dress better when we re-design the whole textile process from manufacturing to use to recycling.
NODUS Sustainable Design
Presentations and Panel Discussion with
Dr. Seona Candy of the Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (Urbaria) at the University of Helsinki
and Carlos Henriques of Restaurant Nolla