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Mr Eddie Ng the Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong visited Aalto University

06.06.2014 Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture had the honor to welcome with Vice-President of Aalto University Mr Hannu Seristö the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office representatives with the leadership of Mr Eddie Ng, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on 21 May 2014.

Designkuplia (Design Bubbles) gets silver award for artwork in Eurpoean competition

26.05.2014 Samuli Saarinen's illustrations were given a silver award at the European Design Awards.

Aalto University's Fashion Show has established itself in the world of fashion

26.05.2014 New collections designed by students from Aalto University's Degree Programme in Fashion and Clothing Design were exhibited to the public on Friday 23 May. Guests in the fully-packed Kattilahalli in Suvilahti, Helsinki were excited as they waited for the show to begin.

IDBM collaboration bears fruit with prototype pupilometer

22.05.2014 Students from the IDBM degree programme were involved in developing a new kind of medical apparatus due to hit the US market within a year.

Students’ media art daringly combines art and technology

19.05.2014 What would it be like to see your own face reflected as a giant statue and be the centre of attention, if only for a moment? What do the electrical signals all around us actually look like?

Heippa Service wins the Everyday Innovations of the Future competition

19.05.2014 A new mobile and online service - Heippa (Hi there!) - is helping tackle problems associated with loneliness, marginalisation and mental health.

What happens between the theatre stage and audience?

19.05.2014 Traditional stage design is increasingly being combined with new media technologies in the performing arts.

Urban Academy generates interest – a new minor starts in the autumn

16.05.2014 Urban Academy is a joint minor module organised by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. It examines topical questions related to urban studies and planning, as well as to urban living.

Community has an important role to play in new building's design

16.05.2014 The design work for a new building set to be built Aalto University's Otaniemi campus is picking up pace. The aim is that the construction work will get under way in early 2015.

Architects remake interim space at schools

13.05.2014 There is an enormous need for extra temporary space at schools. Many school buildings in Finland are targets for renovation, and indoor air problems have also become common. However, schoolchildren continue to need high-quality and contemporary learning environs.

Kierre welcomes visitors to the Millennium Pavilion

09.05.2014 Winner of the architectural design competition for students at Aalto University, the Kierre entrance greets visitors to the Pavilion erected in Helsinki's Kansalaistori Square.

The Masters of Aalto exhibition shows off the best of Aalto in downtown Helsinki 16 May-1 June

08.05.2014 The works of future movers and shakers from Aalto University are to be displayed in Helsinki city centre from 16 May to 1 June 2014 at the Masters of Aalto Exhibition.

Prizes have been awarded for the best sheet metal innovations

06.05.2014 The winner of Sheet Metal Product of the Year was announced and prizes awarded at the FinnTec 2014 trade fair held this month. The prize-winning products were on display at the Plootu Fennica booth from 6th to 8th May 2014.

Sensory experiences from Finland for a Japanese audience

30.04.2014 Four interactive Sound in New Media installations are featured in an exhibition of new Japanese media art. The exhibition is held in the Spiral building, a shopping and cultural centre famous for its architecture.

Aalto University students reap international fashion success

29.04.2014 Aalto University’s students in the Degree Programme in Fashion and Collection Design have once again succeeded well in international competitions.

Architecture students on Master Class course in Africa

25.04.2014 Students of architecture focused on participatory planning on their Master Class course and went on a field trip to Rwanda.

Students to renovate the interior of a department library

25.04.2014 The old department library will convert into a modern work and living room for students when the construction of the latest Learning Hub starts in Otaniemi in summer. The project is related to the development of the university's new Learning Centre and will supplement its services.

Mass tourism has impoverished the architecture of Lapland and changed familiar landscapes

25.04.2014 The increase in tourism to the region has had a significant impact on traditional Lapland travel destinations, landscapes, and the environment.

How should residents' needs be considered in housing production?

08.04.2014 In the planning and construction of housing, new ways are needed to benefit from the requirements, values and experiences of residents.

New vice deans named for School of Arts, Design and Architecture

08.04.2014 Professor Teemu Leinonen, D.A., and Head of Research Ossi Naukkarinen, Ph.D., have been named as Vice Deans of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.Their terms begin on 1 May 2014.

Environmentally friendly solid wood chairs going to Milan Furniture Fair

04.04.2014 Ecological considerations, which are among the guiding principles in the process of furniture design, are among the characteristics written into good design. They also form a part of the world view of a responsible person.

An architect who knows wood admires log cabins

02.04.2014 Using scanty resources, our forebears built durable homes. A Japanese architect, who has made Finland his home, investigates what we could learn from them.

Design research helps develop more useful mobile services

27.03.2014 Studying real life makes it possible to design more innovative mobile applications which can be of concrete benefit to people in their daily lives.

Short documentary screened at the International Festival of Films on Art

25.03.2014 Le Pavilion de la Finlande à l’exposition universelle de 1900 à Paris, a short documentary film about this legendary landmark in the history of art and design has been screened in the Horizons official programme at the 32nd FIFA, International Festival of Films on Art.

The Pattern Lab course thrives on passion for patterns

21.03.2014 The significance for young students of the Pattern Lab study project – which concentrates on pattern design – is immense. The readiness for entrepreneurship accumulated during the course has encouraged many to establish their own businesses.

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