News: Archive 2012
02.01.2012 The former Aalto University School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture of the School of Engineering have merged to form Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
07.02.2012 Researchers and students from the Department of Media of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture have created a short film called Le Pavilion de la Finlande à l’exposition universelle de 1900 à Paris.
Media Factory's Human Design or Evolution lecture series stirred conversation about future human bodies
20.02.2012 "Do we change the world to suit us or do we change ourselves to suit the world?" designer Fiona Raby asked during the Human Design or Evolution lecture series, held at Aalto Media Factory.
02.03.2012 A window into the future will be built in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, as new graduates from the Aalto University present their skills and passion for innovation. The Masters of Aalto (MoA) event has expanded to cover the whole Aalto University and takes place from 9 May to 3 June 2012.
05.03.2012 Can socially aware design approaches really offer something meaningful that we can adopt today, and will they be relevant even tomorrow?
09.03.2012 A department appoints tenure track professors to one of the three tenure track levels (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).
09.03.2012 There are two Vice deans at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
05.04.2012 Aalto University Properties Ltd. in Finland is arranging a competition for designing Aalto University’s Otaniemi central campus and its main buildings.
12.04.2012 MoA’12 is the year show of Aalto University. Opening on Wednesday 9 May 2012 this month long event showcases the future through theses and projects, research and study programmes.
31.05.2012 - There is a new generation of services emerging that blurs the roles of server and user. This change in paradigm is a result of growing number of problems causing need for more and different kind services.
20.06.2012 The publishing company Musta Taide specialising in high quality photography books will be acquired by Aalto University.
26.06.2012 The City Sets - Discover the Design Paris exhibition (from 31 May to 31 Aug 2012) introduces the Aalto University's MA and doctoral students' talent side by side with experienced Finnish media artists in the context of Designer's Days, one of the biggest yearly design events in France.
26.06.2012 The Masters of Aalto festival, which has grown into an event encompassing the entire Aalto University, drew visitors throughout May to the exhibition featuring the future's professionals.
04.07.2012 Kristiina Lassus, who has been highly successful in the field of design in Milan, works long hours enthusiastically and with her eyes firmly fixed on the future. Even if the Italian economy has been badly hit, she believes that after the downturn, it will be boosted to new heights.
25.07.2012 In this year’s Finnish Housing Fair, the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is represented by two departments.
The first production by an Aalto University artist in residence is complete: Return of the Goddess combines art, research and technology
08.08.2012 Marita Liulia, the first artist invited to take part in the Aalto University AiR residence, will see the premiere of her production Return of the Goddess on 17 August at Savoy Theatre during the Helsinki Festival.
Ceremonial Conferment of Master’s and Doctoral Degrees at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture on 11 January 2013
24.08.2012 Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture will hold its fourth Formal Conferment Ceremony for Master’s and Doctoral degrees on Friday 11 January 2013.
03.09.2012 Aalto University students, researchers and alumni are participating in Helsinki Design Week 6–16 September 2012 in the form of numerous exhibitions and events. The exhibitions are focused on the design of better living environments and industrial art design, displaying the projects of future artists and designers. The programme for Open House Helsinki includes walking tours at the Töölö and Otaniemi campuses. The Pavilion will remain open for the duration of Helsinki Design Week.
Opening of the Academic year: President Tuula Teeri finds the cutting of the university index to be a short-sighted solution
04.09.2012 The opening of the academic year at Aalto University was held on the Otaniemi campus on Tuesday 4 September. Almost six hundred staff members, students and cooperation partners took part in the event.
05.09.2012 New professors have been appointed at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
13.09.2012 The Leadership Board on European design has completed a list of policy recommendations that aim at the utilisation of design as a driving force for economic growth, wellbeing and competitiveness in Europe.
Design as a driver of European growth: the Design Leadership Board’s 21 recommendations to the European Commission
17.09.2012 The role of European design should be enhanced on the global stage, and top expertise in design should be supported. Cooperation between strong design competencies, companies and the public sector should be developed to produce better services. Design should be embedded in innovation programmes and business incubators across Europe. Harnessing design as a tool for innovation processes will boost prosperity and wellbeing across the continent.
25.09.2012 Aalto Media Factory opens the first Finnish Fablab – the Aalto Fablab – on the Arabia campus. A fab lab (short for ‘fabrication laboratory’) is an open workshop, where everybody can make objects using techniques such as 3D printing or laser cutting. The Aalto Fablab is already open for Aalto people and it will be open for the public one day per week, starting 2nd of October.
26.09.2012 Aalto University participates in designing the concepts of the exhibition spaces of the Expo Milano 2015 world exposition. The representatives of the Department of Architecture and Department of Design of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture take part in a multidisciplinary workshop in Milan during September and October 2012. The aim of the workshop is to design a concept for the Clusters, which group different countries within the same architectural project.
08.10.2012 Entries for phase one of the architectural competition for Aalto University core campus can be viewed and commented on, on the website campus2015.aalto.fi (campus.aalto.fi) until 22.10. A total of 189 entries were received for the competition from all around the world. The exhibition presenting the entries is open in Futuro Business Park in Otaniemi until Friday 12.10.
12.10.2012 On 10 October, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture organised a seminar to celebrate the one hundred Doctors of Arts who have graduated in Finland.
29.10.2012 Film producer and screenwriter Aleksi Bardy (42) has been appointed Professor of Film and Television Producing at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture from 1 January 2013.