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Aalto University events at Helsinki Design Week

Helsinki Design Week will be held from 5 to 15 September. Welcome to the extensive Designs for a Cooler Planet exhibition in Otaniemi and to numerous other exhibitions and events featuring Aalto people.
Climate School
Climate School 9-13 September, 2019

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

Ceramic Work Fiskars Filips Stanislavskis Photo: Eeva Suorlahti
Ceramic Work Fiskars Filips Stanislavskis Photo: Eeva Suorlahti

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.
  • Salissa  
    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.

Architecture students designed a wooden pavillion in front of the Design Museum

The pavillion is a Finnish-British modern interpretation of a tea house.

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Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

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.

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Critical Tide Seaweed Sculpture Oki naganode by Julia Lohmann photo: Noortje Knulst
Tomorrow's Archives, Photo: Eeva Suorlahti

Tomorrow's Archives

The Tomorrow’s Archives exhibition showcases experimental design by Aalto University students in collaboration with Iittala.

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

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