News

“Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future” on display in Berlin

The ceramics exhibition curated by Aalto University’s Department of Design is touring Europe..
Workshop Collection: Experiments from the student Workshop in Kahla

The works of the “Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future” exhibition discuss the future of ceramics by exploring new techniques and rethinking materials. Both teaching and research staff, as well as students of Aalto University have contributed to the exhibition with their works. The exhibition is curated and produced by the Department of Design in Aalto ARTS and it will open in its fifth venue, the Bröhan-Museum in the end of January.

The exhibition, that will be on display in Berlin for the spring, is part of the European “Ceramics and its Dimensions” project which examines European ceramics from the perspectives of the past as well as of the future and explores new opportunities. It is a cooperation with three European universities: Ulster University (Northern Irland), Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee (Germany) and Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering - KADK (Denmark).

The “Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future” began by an experimental workshop in spring 2016. The exhibition opened first in Fiskars in 2016 and has since then been touring in Europe: Germany, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. After Berlin it will move to Ljubljana and finally reach Prague in late 2018.

The project is led by Professor Maarit Mäkelä from the Aalto University Department of Design. The European “Ceramics and its Dimensions” project is coordinated by the Porzellanikon porcelain museum in Selb, Germany, and the project has eighteen partner institutions in eleven different countries. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Date: January 30–April 22, 2018
Venue: Bröhan-Museum, Berlin, Germnay

For more information:
Research Assistant Minerva Juolahti, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, tel. +358 40 7700 655, minerva.juolahti(at)aalto.fi

Exhibition blog: futureceramics.aalto.fi/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ShapingTheFutureCeramics/
Instagram: @shapingthefutureceramics
Twitter: @CaiD_Future
www.broehan-museum.de

  • Published:
  • Updated:

Read more news

Esiintyjiä tapahtumassa
Press releases Published:

Sustainability Science Days gathers record participation - next year’s theme will be “Breaking the sustainability bubble”

Finland's largest sustainability research and innovation event brought together over 1,500 experts from over a hundred different countries. The event was organized at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki this year in cooperation with the world's largest sustainability congress, SRI.
Woman in light coloured shirt sits and smiles by the window
Appointments, University Published:

Professor Maarit Salolainen: ‘Multidisciplinary cooperation is the key to solving sustainability issues in the textile field’

Professor of Textile Design Maarit Salolainen wants to see closer cooperation not only between research in different fields but also between the university, the industry and resellers to bring about change.
Vili Lehdonvirta, phóto: Mikko Raskinen, Aalto University
Press releases Published:

Cloud empires: Mapping the geopolitics of data infrastructures

The trend towards hyperscale cloud infrastructures is creating powerful global gatekeepers of computational capability. We must understand the geopolitical implications.
Vice Dean for Education at the School of Engineering Jani Romanoff. Photo: Joonas Lehtovaara / Aalto University
Appointments Published:

Jani Romanoff to continue as Vice Dean for Education at the School of Engineering

Romanoff is an accomplished teacher and educational developer who enjoys working with others to find systemic solutions.