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Interested in teaching a University-Wide Art Studies course?

University-Wide Art Studies (UWAS) is looking for new courses for 2020-2022.
Studies
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University-Wide Art Studies 2019. Graphic by Heini Hälinen

Innovative Approach to Circular Economy

Aalto University's innovative pilot course studied the circular economy, arts and systemic changes.
Studies
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Oona Ojala studied how the cultivation conditions of luxury products such as coffee and cocoa will evolve with climate change. Photo: Elisa Dametto

The trip to Venice—in the words of the students

Contemporary design students spent a week in Venice setting up the exhibition and gathering soil samples for the research.
Research & Art, Studies
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Sediment sampling in the historical centre of Venice with the Limnos sampler provided by the Finnish Environmental Institute SYKE. Image: Pauliina Purhonen

Working with contaminated soil in Venice

Revealing human traces in Venice Biennale.
Research & Art
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Coiling vases from the local earthenware and painting the vases with the local earth in Earth Laboratory, Venice, August 2019. Photo: Catharina Kajander

Aalto University events at Helsinki Design Week

Aalto University's faculty and students are again prominently visible at Helsinki Design Week.
Research & Art
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Climate School

'The younger generation really gets it'

Guy Julier takes stock of the Milan Triennale, Finnish skepticism and why the kids are all right.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Guy Julier, kuva: Sanna Lehto

In search of more sustainable innovation and design

Industrial designer, Academy Fellow Researcher Andrea Botero Cabrera is interested in unconventional spaces where innovation and collaboration happen, that are not recognized as such.
Appointments, Research & Art
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Andrea Botero Cabrera, kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto

Two unique exhibitions by Aalto University at the Oodi Library to experience and play

The Finnish EU presidency is now in full swing and for September (when the EU level AV conference will take place), Aalto is offering two very different exhibitions to be on display at the Oodi library in Helsinki.
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art, University
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Screenshot from Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632

Tomorrow's Sustainable Lifestyles Showcased in Otaniemi

One of Helsinki Design Week's main events, Designs for a Cooler Planet, will showcase Aalto University's cross-cutting future prototypes, such as a nanocellulose bicycle, microbial headphones and Ioncell clothes
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art
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Nanocellulose bicycle Photo: Eeva Suorlahti

Breaking the chain of vulnerability

How empathy, close listening and design thinking enable Claudia Garduño and the AaltoLAB Mexico to find the most urgent problems in an indigenous community.
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies
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Kuva: Sanna Lehto

Aalto University’s fashion studies are enhanced by a strong expertise in textiles

Combining artistic and technical design expertise in teaching is a unique concept worldwide.
Research & Art, Studies
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Leonardo Hidalgo Uribe: Stories from cold and warm lands

Aalto University FaCT MA students meet with success in international fashion and textile competitions of summer 2019

Anna Sorri won the Young Talents for Sustainable Thinking by Salvatore Ferragamo contest and Anni Salonen is shortlisted in three different categories at the ITS Talent event.
Honoured
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Photo: MRC Photo

'The way we spend our time makes a big difference'

Director of the Creative Sustainability programme at Aalto University, Mikko Jalas talks about self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Mikko Jalas, kuva: Sanna Lehto

Aalto professors amongst the new consortia funded by the Academy of Finland

The consortia were chosen on the basis of research quality, societal significance and impact.
Research & Art, University
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Kuva: Unto Rautio, Aalto-yliopisto

Unraveling fast fashion at the seams

Finnish clothing designer Matti Liimatainen has created a range of garments that wearers themselves assemble by hand. Now he's using automation technology to bring people even closer to the production of their own clothes.
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies
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Matti Liimatainen. kuva: Sanna Lehto

Vice Deans and Heads of Departments nominated at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The Vice Deans and Heads of Departments have been nominated at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture for the term 1.9.2019 - 31.8.2024.
University
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Kuvituskuva. Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen

Aalto University’s fashion education amongst the best in the world

Business of Fashion website assesses the quality of fashion education in the global survey.
Honoured, Studies
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Näytös19, kuva: Guillaume Roujas

Fireworks filled the catwalk in Näytös19

Ines Kalliala won the Näytös19 Award. In the Aalto fashion students’ fashion show also Alexander Luonto, Justus Kantakoski and working group Elina Heilanen, Aleksandra Hellberg, Camilla Naukkarinen and Noora Vihervirta were awarded.
Honoured, Studies
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Näytös19. Kuva: Guillaume Roujas

'Humans are not wired to make sensible choices'

Sculpture lecturer Andy Best talks about technology and the role of art in a world of rising consumption and shrinking public spaces.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Andy Best. Kuva: Sanna Lehto

A fairy dance takes over Kuunsilta: student art exhibition opened at the Espoo Cultural Centre

The exhibition was inspired by the students' own experiences and relationship with the environment, and adapted to fit into the Cultural Centre.
Press releases
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Crystal Garden. Kuva: Kalle Kataila.