Research & Art

Aalto exhibition space at Helsinki Airport

Aalto´s exhibition space at the Helsinki Airport. The exhibition uses glass to symbolise the fragility of global freshwater resources.

The exhibition space is a launch of a new long-term collaboration between Aalto University and airport operator Finavia, who agreed during 2017 autumn on a three year collaboration including three exhibitions at the airport. 

The exhibitions belong to Finavia’s Art Port Concept. The idea is to offer passengers surprising new services.

Fragile Water exhibition was opened in January 2019. To help us rethink how we use water, 17 contemporary design students and 5 water researchers from Aalto University joined forces. The exhibition uses glass to symbolise the fragility of global freshwater resources and solutions to the global challenges.

The first exhibition in 2018 was called From Nature to Future. It presents visionary concepts made out of natural raw materials. Altogether 22 design students from Aalto University took the challenge to imagine a more sustainable future by developing their own biomaterials.

Art coordinator Outi Turpeinen[email protected]

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport B2 arrival hall

During flights or by appointment only.

Fragile Water exhibition highlights vulnerability of water resources

Water resources are limited and vulnerable in many places in the world. Design students and water researchers joined forces to visualise sustainable water solutions in the Fragile Water exhibition.

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Aalto students’ eco-art exhibition opens at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition From Nature to Future combines material experimentation and art with surprising results.

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Evol by Sushant Passi. Evol is a series of artistic explorations with two natural materials from trees: cellulose and natural rubber latex. Photo: Eeva Suorlahti.
Description of the "From Nature to Future Exbition" on a white wall with black text. Photo: Eeva Suorlahti
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