News: Archive 2011

The admission results for Master’s level programmes released

27.05.2011 The admission results for Master’s level programmes at the School of Art and Design have been released. A total of 198 new students were accepted.

Students Honoured at the Spring Graduation Ceremony

27.05.2011 At the graduation ceremony of the Aalto University School of Art and Design, students were honoured for outstanding achievements and student association Tokyo ry announced Teacher of the Year.

Professor appointments at the School of Art and Design

27.05.2011 Sampsa Hyysalo is the first tenure track professor of the Aalto University School of Art and Design. Alastair Fuad-Luke and Eero Miettinen have been appointed Professors of Practice. All the professorships belong to the Department of Design.

A Cavalcade of Colours and Interesting Forms at the Spring Fashion Show

01.06.2011 New collections designed by students from the Degree Programme in Fashion and Clothing Design at the Aalto University School of Art and Design were presented to the public on Thursday 26 May.

Marita Liulia is the first Artist in Residence at Aalto University

16.06.2011 Aalto University has established an Aalto AiR residence for international artists and experts. Artists invited to the residence are responsible for the development of artistic activity at Aalto University.

Aalto University main campus to be located in Otaniemi

17.06.2011 The Aalto University Board has decided that the main campus of Aalto University will be located in Otaniemi, Espoo. Upon a decision made by the Board as well Aalto University School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture will form a new school from the beginning of 2012.

The New School at Aalto University brings together art and architecture

20.06.2011 Aalto University School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture at the School of Engineering will form a new School on 1 January 2012.

Admission results for BA programmes at the Aalto University School of Art and Design released

23.06.2011 A total of 2 818 hopefuls interested in pursuing studies in the field of applied art applied for the Aalto University School of Art and Design this year. Out of the total number of applicants, 11.6 per cent were accepted for MA or BA programmes in the field of applied art.

Art came to Otaniemi

05.07.2011 "The Hall of Arts" (Taiteiden talo) started its operations at the end of the spring in Lämpömiehenkuja, Otaniemi. The hall is located in a building which is designed by Alvar Aalto and which has been previously housed the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Name ideas sought for a new school at Aalto University

05.09.2011 The School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture will merge to form a new school for Aalto University. Suggest a name for the new school and take part in the quest for name ideas!

Winners chosen in international Marimekko Design Competition

14.09.2011 The winners have been chosen in the international design competition in honour of Marimekko’s 60th anniversary, organised jointly by Marimekko and the Aalto University School of Art and Design. The competition, which started in March, challenged students at the world’s leading design schools to engage on the theme “Why not together?”

Joi Ito visits Aalto University School of Art and Design’s Media Lab

16.09.2011 The newly appointed director of the world-renowned MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, paid a flying visit to Aalto University School of Art and Design's Media Lab on Wednesday 14th September. Joi Ito has been a leading light in the movement for openness and de-restrictions in intellectual property. He was recently listed by Businessweek as ‘one of the 25 most influential people on the web’. Amongst his many ongoing responsibilities he is chairman of the Creative Commons organization.

Shanghai honorary award to Professor Yrjö Sotamaa

20.09.2011 The City of Shanghai has conferred Professor emeritus Yrjö Sotamaa the Magnolia Silver Award of 2011, together with 46 other foreign citizens.

Cumulus Helsinki 2012: Call for papers opened

30.09.2011 Aalto University School of Art and Design will host the Cumulus conference in May 2012. The conference, titled Northern World Mandate – Towards Open and Participative Cities, now invites proposals for papers.

Wonderwater Tian Hai - How much water do you eat?

03.10.2011 Wonderwater at Tian Hai is a pop-up event taking place in a traditional Chinese restaurant Tian Hai (‘heaven and sea’), where visitors are invited to explore the impact of what we eat on local and global water consumption. wonderwater at Tian Hai is Aalto University´s prelude to wonderwater at the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. The project is curated by Jane Withers and Kari Korkman. The event takes place during Beijing Design Week (24 September–2 October 2011).

Department of Design in Co-Core Seoul

07.10.2011 The Co-Core International Art & Design Critiques is held this week in Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. Aalto University´s Department of Design is partaking in the event with faculty and students. The idea of Co-Core is to expose cross-disciplinary and cross-culturally student work in process for a rich dialogue.

A new campus garden planned for the Otaniemi campus area

19.10.2011 Aalto University Degree Programmes in Environmental Art and Landscape Architecture launch a student challenge with the aim of designing a campus garden for the area between Otakaari and the Rakentajanaukio square in the Otaniemi campus.

Leena Valkeapää examines in her dissertation the culture and the way of life of the Reindeer Sami

25.10.2011 “All this is my home / these fjords rivers lakes / this cold this sunshine these storms” (Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, 1979)

Aalto University Magazine – an innovative university publication

31.10.2011 Aalto University will begin publishing Aalto University Magazine, a new magazine for the university’s interest groups. The first issue will come out at the turn of October and November and cover risks and entrepreneurship.

Anniversary Celebrations at Sino-Finnish Centre in Shanghai

02.11.2011 On the 1st Anniversary of Sino-Finnish Centre November 2nd is celebrating and at the same time the first Cumulus Lab is to be opened.

The new school to be called Aalto University School of Arts and Creativity: A name that reflects the common denominators

08.11.2011 The new school formed by the current Aalto University School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture at the School of Engineering will begin to operate on the 1st of January 2012.

Aalto University listened to the voice of the community – the English and Swedish names of the new school were reviewed

28.11.2011 The current Aalto University School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture at the Aalto University School of Engineering will combine forces and begin to operate as a new entity within the university on the 1 January 2012.

From Disposable to Sustainable

01.12.2011 Kirsi Niinimäki’s study shows that environmentally friendly design affects consumption behaviour.

Media Lab listed as one of the most prominent media labs

16.12.2011 Media Lab Helsinki of the Aalto University School of Art and Design has been listed as one of the world's leading university interdisciplinary research media labs, according to an article in Times Higher Education about the MIT Media Lab.

Stora Enso announces the winner of Lumi Photographic Art Award

16.12.2011 The student of the School of Art and Design, Anne Golaz has been awarded the first Prize in the Lumi Photographic Art Awards 2011.

Interdisciplinary thinker Samuel Weber lectured about politics, poetics and the media at School of Art and Design

19.12.2011 Samuel Weber, a leading American thinker across the disciplines of literary theory, philosophy and psychoanalysis, gave three open lectures at TaiK on 13-16 December.

Application period for master’s programmes at Aalto University begins on 2 January 2012

19.12.2011 The application period for Aalto University’s two-year master’s programmes leading to the degree of Master of Arts or Master of Science in economics, technology, architecture or landscape architecture begins on 2 January 2012.

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