|“THAT ART EXHIBITS”: on the idea of artistic curating and the tactics of display|
1 September 2016
Aalto University is strongly involved in the Helsinki Design Week during 1.-11 September 2016. This is the biggest design festival in the Nordic countries starting at the first day of September.
The festival program includes this autumn a number of exhibitions, installations and discussions, which are produced by Aalto University’s experts, as well as the results of cooperation.
Annually in September, multidisciplinary festival appears in different design areas, in addition to fashion, architecture and urban culture.
The festival program spreads out around the city in a wide variety of event spaces: museums, markets, seminar halls. The festival is also actively looking for new spaces and ways to explore the city. Please find out more:
15 August 2016
Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event organized by Climate-KIC, which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world. Each city has its own local climate challenge reflecting what impacts their urban life most.
Climate change, in terms of air quality, affects every resident’s life and health from all aspects. However, each individual resident in the city from various sectors can contribute to climate change in different ways. City needs us. All together we can make a change. Please read more in the pdf:
4 August 2016
Experience Design for Multiple Customer Touchpoints
Workshop in conjunction with NordiCHI’16 conference
We warmly welcome Nordes people both from industry and academia to our touchpoint design workshop in Göteborg! The workshop will be held October, 24, 2016.
For other information, please visit the conference web site: conference web site
The deadline for short position papers has been extended to August 25. However, earlier submissions are most welcome.
2 August 2016
Welcome to the second Designing Soul Conference on 6th of September, 2016.
Once again we have dynamic and inspirational international design experts and artists discussing the exciting future opportunities of color and material design.
The speaker list will be published on August 5th, but we can already reveal that we will have design and innovation leaders from VF Corp (USA, owner of 30+ fashion, outdoor and accessory brands, such as the North Face, Vans, Timberland, etc), the Chair of Product Design and Director of the Color, Materials and Trends Exploration Laboratory (CMTEL) from Pasadena Art Center College of Design, the material mutator, artist and futurist Bart Hess, etc.
Space is limited, so reserve your seat soon. All Aalto faculty and staff qualify for student ticket price: 5€ (includes lunch and coffee). Please feel free to spread the word and send the invite to your networks!
Registrations and tickets: http://designingsoul.aalto.fi or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-soul-tickets-26300552661?aff=ebrowse
1 August 2016
The 8th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar 2016 will be organized in Jyväskylä, Finland, 27.-28.8. 2016. The chair of the event is professor, interior architect Simo Heikkilä. The theme of the seminar ‘MAXIMAL | MINIMAL’, brings into the stage the topical phenomenon from arts & crafts to the lighting of cities and ecologically sustainable manufacturing. See the program here.
27 June 2016
27 June 2016
21 June 2016
Essen, Germany, 14 and 15 September, 2016
Design educators of all disciplines, design researchers and designers are invited to attend this two-day event on designing together with people with dementia. Design in all of its forms, from graphic and product design to industrial design and interactions, is putting more focus on becoming socially meaningful. One way that design is responding to this is by working with the growing need of the elderly population and specifically those with dementia.
Central to this is the question on how to include the person with dementia their family and (in)formal caregivers in the design process.
In this two day event we invite design educators, designers and researchers to come and be inspired about how to work with people with dementia in their own practice. Next to that, we invite those who have experience in setting up design courses or research projects on designing for and together with persons with dementia to bring to the table their own failed and successful approaches.
17 June 2016
We are excited to announce a one day symposium, on 15 October 2016, at Leeds College of Art (UK) focusing on how to expand communities of sustainable practice within and beyond art and design schools.
Given the need for art and design education to transform its mode of operating in times of massive ecological crises, the symposium is an opportunity to learn from cases of good practice, to get feedback on one’s initiatives and to network with others who are eager to make art and design education an effective advocate of sustainable practice.
Communities of sustainable practice are groups or networks of educators, designers, artists, craftspeople, researchers and students who aim to place sustainability concerns at the heart of their practice. Through the symposium we want to provide a space for people involved in such initiatives to effectively network and strategise together in order to enhance the positive impact and reach of what they do.
Aims & objectives
During this one day symposium, we want to focus on the importance of collaboration and networks in creating art and design practices that contribute to eco-social sustainability. We are especially interested in expanding the notions of sustainability within art and design education and how they contribute to engaging the public in sustainable and progressively transformative eco-social practices.
As we are convinced that sustainability is also about meshing up and intersecting practice and theory, the day will span from theoretical to practical engagements with sustainability – always with a focus on making this day productive in terms of building alliances, projects and shared commitments between the people attending. Interested? Here you find more information: