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Renewing society by art, creativity and design
Culture shapes our identities, aspirations, values and relationships. It also shapes the cities and living environments, and the lifestyles we develop.
Art, design, fashion, cinema, architecture, visual communication and games are crucial elements of everyday life and society.
Photo from: Unexpected Encounters exhibition (2016) Curated by Ksenia Kaverina, image: Mikko Raskinen
Build excellence to position Aalto University as a global leader in high-quality artistic activities.
Increase the visibility, impact and value of creative practices in society.
Develop a broader, art-based offering for all students to expand their perspectives and skillsets.
Build mechanisms to integrate creative practices and design thinking with technology and business throughout Aalto University and its partner networks.
Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.
Aalto University offers all its students an opportunity to orient in art-based thinking, creativity and culture.
Renewing societies requires world-leading design-based practices. The Design Inside initiative ensures we will have the world-class ability throughout Aalto to shape and explore the world around us.
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Aalto University’s fifth Artist in Residence Matthew C. Wilson explores the entangled nature of ideas.
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.
In the Artist-in-Residence position at Aalto University, the purpose of art is to arouse questions in a cross-disciplinary manner.
Collection was published with “Global Equality” as its art concept.
Percent art will bring wellbeing, travellers and new ideas to the campus, says Art Coordinator Outi Turpeinen.
Aalto alumnus and postdoctoral researcher recognized for excellence in art education research
Art gives us an opportunity to rethink all forms of knowing and doing. To be able to experience great art in our premises – to have this opportunity to rethink on a daily basis – is a privilege.
How can we make space for unexpected ways of looking at the world? Galleries and exhibition venues are co-produced spaces for action, bringing together the knowledge, content, vision, and passion of different agents.