Masters of Aalto built in Jätkäsaari

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.

The exhibition showcases the thesis projects of nearly 120 Master’s Degree graduates from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, the School of Economics and the schools of technology, all presented in Jätkäsaari in a 100-year-old waterfront warehouse designed by Lars Sonck.

The entire MoA’12 venue will be built by students who are responsible for the architecture, visual identity, marketing, social media presence and photography of the event. The working group is very international, including members from India, Mexico, and Japan.

Maaretta Jaukkuri who is a Professor in the degree programme Art and Common Space at the NTNU University in Trondheim, will curate the exhibition. Jaukkuri has also worked as an intendant at Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, and has acted as a curator or jury member in several international exhibitions.

– While preparing for MoA, I have seen that nearly everything done at the Aalto University is future-oriented, Jaukkuri says. – In other words, everything focuses on how small changes can be used to make daily life and the world better, more functional and more beautiful, but also to raise awareness and consciousness.

The MoA theme is the future: Our future is (a) present. Aalto University graduates look to the future with confidence. After all, those who will build it are already present.

In addition to the exhibition, in May MoA invites visitors to participate in public events, seminars, film screenings and workshops.

MoA is part of the Aalto University Living+ programme for the World Design Capital year.

Follow MoA at www.moa.fi

Further information:
Producer Katri Winqvist katri.winqvist [at] aalto [dot] fi, tel. +358 50 5914314

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