18.03.2013 How can virtual reality and electronics become forms of social interaction in the future alongside non-verbal and kinaesthetic communication. Come and see dance piece Faux to find out.
30.10.2012 Aalto University has successfully built strategic connections to China in close cooperation with Tongji University. The Sino-Finnish Centre was opened at Tongji University in 2010, and since then Aalto University and Tongji University have been jointly developing the Aalto-Tongji Design Factory.
27.09.2012 How could a Finnish wood product attain the same luxury status as French champagne on the global market? This question was examined in the Design Meets Cellulose project, in which one of the themes was to develop a brand for Finnish wood products.
30.05.2012 A cardboard hospital was constructed at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture in order to develop patient-centred health care.
07.05.2012 A group of students and experts from the Aalto University Wood Studio have designed the Pavilion, a temporary structure to be located on an empty plot of land between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum. The project is carried out by World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, Aalto University, the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Design Museum and UPM. The Pavilion opens to the public on 12 May 2012.
11.04.2012 Finland will see its first computer games professorship in Aalto University.
14.02.2012 Textile artist Laura Isoniemi and three textile design students from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture have created interpretations of Kalevala Jewelry in the form of textile art. Their work is on display at the Kalevala Jewelry shop on Unioninkatu in Helsinki.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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?”