Aalto University events at Helsinki Design Week
Open Climate School for all
Climate School is organized in collaboration by Aalto University, City of Helsinki and Helsinki Design Week.
Different themes, such as transport, housing, food and construction, and different challenges and phenomena we face as well as the context affect our solutions and the way we build our future. All these are touched upon during the week. By using design, all these pieces of the puzzle come together and form “the big picture”. Free admission.
9.9. Monday: Systemic Challenge
The Physics of Climate Change
Sanna-Liisa Sihto-Nissilä, Doctor of Philosophy
Food and Cities – Transforming Urban Food in the Climate Changed World
Idil Gaziulusoy, Aalto University
Plastic – Waste or Opportunity: Transforming current business models and practices
Helena Sustar, Aalto University
10.9. Tuesday: Sustainable City
Climate Smart City
Elisa Lähde, Aalto University
The Environmental Effects of Construction -What Can We Do?
Matti Kuittinen, Aalto University
Energy Solutions and Reducing Energy Consumption
Jouni K. Juntunen, Aalto University
11.9. Wednesday: People and Society
Why Do I Consume? Rethinking Happiness and Consumption
Angelina Korsunova, Aalto University
Fast Fashion and Online Shopping
Minna Halme, Aalto University
12.9. Thursday: Companies and climatic effect
1.5 Degree Lifestyle Game
Michael Lettenmeier, Aalto University
Tomorrow's Archives Exhibition
Exhibition shows the creative journey of thirty-three students, in total 27 projects, from the Design Department of Aalto University (BA and MA). The outcomes are a collective result of three explorative, hands-on courses held during 2018 and 2019 at the university.
The briefs and projects were conducted in close co-operation with Iittala with an emphasis on the future of glass, ceramics and new colours and materials studies.
Open until 29 September.
Other Aalto exhibitions and presentations at HDW
- Critical Tide exhibition in collaboration with Design Museum
- Tea pavilion in collaboration with Design Museum and the University of Westminster
- Tomorrow’s archives exhibition in collaboration with Iittala
- Senseware event in collaboration with Ivana Helsinki
- Room with a view exhibition in Helsinki Design Week main exhibition:
- Korvaa The Microbial Headset
A view to the future how to replace plastics and animal based materials with microbes and fungi.
By Salla Luhtasela, Tuuli Saarelainen, Saija Halko, Armi Teva, Lotta Mattila & Maria Punkkinen
Exhibition presents the work of young designers focusing on ceramics and highlights the importance of material knowledge and craft skills in the creative process.
- Shared Stories by Aalto University & Tama Art University
A collaboration project between Aalto University and Tama Art University textile and fashion design students presents perspectives to cultural exchange and sustainable design thinking.
- “New Luxury from Biodiversity", professor Kirsi Niinimäki
- Young Designer of the Year Laura Väre exhibition
- Art, Education and Entrepreneurship discussion event 6.9.
Critical Tide exhibition at the Design Museum’s Gallery
At a time of deep ecological crises, Critical Tide will open our eyes to the urgent issues our oceans face and showcase creative ways of intervening.
Designs for a Cooler Planet – Helsinki Design Week 2019
During September 2019, Aalto University's exhibition programme for Helsinki Design Week, titled 'Designs for a Cooler Planet' will introduce solutions for more sustainable lifestyles in Otaniemi