Designs for a Cooler Planet
Design for resource-wisdom and sustainability
Under three subthemes, Designs for a Cooler Planet presents over thirty of Aalto University’s research-based projects until September 29, 2021. Cumulus member institution, Aalto University ranks currently 7th in the world in the field of Arts & Design.
Over 100 biomaterial researchers, designers, architects, physicists, engineers, artists and students have worked together to showcase radical ideas and experimental prototypes for a more sustainable future.
- Better to Wear | Projects set out to make fashion more planet-friendly and fair: garments from Näytös (the famous Aalto’s student fashion show), wearable solar cell jackets and bio-colours.
- Loving Environments | Ideas that can make living environments more sustainable, aesthetic and inclusive: Arctic travel architecture, climate-friendly wood construction, culturally knowledgeable architecture, shimmering structural colour made of wood, casted wood and many more. (part of the New European Bauhaus)
- Infinite Materials | Experiments with novel materials and alternative, resource-wise production methods: foam wood packaging, seaweed shrine, flower leather, bandage made of betulina fungi, and inspiring biomaterial experiments.
The Cooler Planet introduction video (1 minute)