Space 21

Space 21 - Space for unexpected

Free studio spaces for all Aalto community to experiment, explore and make ideas become reality.

Organic and flowy cluster of experimental fabrics inside a class cube done in digitally artistic way

All you need is an idea - we have space for it

Space 21 is for unexpected ideas, outcomes and encounters. It is a cluster of rough, free project spaces that Aalto offers to encourage experimenting and creative collaboration within its community. Students, staff and faculty are all equally welcome to make their ideas reality, let their radical creativity flow free and explore the realms of unexpected.

Five students setting up an experimental installation in a rough project space
Photo: Henri Vogt

Give your ideas room to grow

Bring ideas alive, pilot them and foster novel and creative thinking in Space 21. You can modify the space to serve your needs and utilise shared tools for your own projects. During breaks, enjoy a cup of coffee and the sense of community.

We offer:

  • Flexible access
  • Tools for experimenting
  • Chance to create your own space
  • Place to connect with like-minded people
  • Damn good coffee - and shared kitchen you can use freely!

How to book a space?

Do you have an idea that requires a space? Great, we are here for you.

To book a space, you can simply fill in the application form. If you have something to ask or would for example like a tour around the premises and visit there in person before you apply, you can email us [email protected] or get directly in touch with coordinator Jason Selvarajan.

What makes Space 21 unique?

Students in front of the interactive digital mural in Space 21.

Spaces

Adaptable project and studio spaces that can be modified to serve different needs. We hope that Space 21 would be able to serve as many users as possible, and that it could be used to build up variety of projects and ideas.

Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Colourful flower projected onto the wall in dark room. Part of audio-visual exhibition by Anze Bratus in Space 21.

Projects

Space 21 is built to facilitate a wide scale of different projects and ideas. These could be for example:

  • Showcasing prototypes and experiments
  • Demonstrating concrete examples
  • Showcasing piece of arts, works and outcomes
  • Sharing and launching projects

Or anything else. Feel free to think outside of the box.

Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Two people looking something together.

People

People are in the heart of Space 21. We aim to build a community and culture of free experimentation and novel thinking by bringing bold thinkers from all levels and disciplines under the same roof.

Photo: George Atanassov

Two fingers pointing each others.

Encounters

Space 21 is a no-mans-land where everyone is equal and equally welcome. It is an informal place that supports unexpected encounters and interaction between students, staff and faculty.

Photo: Bijan Mokhtari

Campus map with Space 21 location and route from metro to there.
Space 21 location on map

Just a few steps away

Space 21 is not far from anywhere. It is located at Vuorimiehentie 2 A, which is only 300 meters away from Aalto University metro station and nearest bus stop. Central location makes it very convenient, whether you live nearby or come by using public transport.

Entrance is on Vuorimiehentie. Route from metro (Otaniementie exit) to entrance is presented on the map. There is also a video in our Instagram highlights that showcases the same route.

Photo of Jason Selvarajan, Space 21 coordinator.
Jason Selvarajan, Space 21 coordinator. Photo: Sheung Yiu

Meet our coordinator

Jason Selvarajan keeps the place up and running: handles the bookings, gives you access to spaces and helps you with all practical issues you might run into. He is also familiar with all tools and devices and will help you in case you need some assistance with those.

Read more about Jason

 

Jason Selvarajan
Space 21 coordinator
[email protected]
+358 50 570 8552

Practicalities

Still from algorithmic growth animation with Space 21 logo.

Space 21: Apply for a space

Apply for a space by filling in an application form.

Services
Still from algorithmic growth animation with Space 21 logo.

Space 21: How to get access rights

Instructions on how to request access to Space 21 through Aalto IdM-system.

Services

Frequently asked questions

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