Welcome to the Researchers’ Breakfast on March 12th

We warmly welcome you to join us for the upcoming Researchers’ Breakfast on Wednesday March 12th. We are happy to welcome two speakers onto the stage. First at 9:00 we have Tuomo Hiippala from the University of Helsinki with topic Taking Visual Communication Apart Using Linguistic MethodsAt 9:40 Teresa Macchia will give a talk on Infrastructuring The Unframed Museum. Read more about the speakers and their topics on the event page.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30-10:30. You are most welcome to join us!
The event is open for everyone.

Please sign up by March 10th HERE.

The last Researchers’ Breakfast of the spring will be held on April 15th at the Media Factory. Please save the date already, so you won’t miss it!

For more information, please contact producer Leena Närekangas: leena.narekangas@aalto.fi.


ARTS Speed Meeting took over AMF

The second ARTS Speed Meeting -event took over the Media Factory’s auditorium on Wednesday evening. Loud chatter filled the room when students met each other for four minutes, having two minutes per person to introduce themselves and their skills. Some brought portfolios with them to show samples of their work, some relied on describing with words what they do.

We’d like to thank everyone who joined this event and we hope that many new collaborations, discussions and inspiring thoughts rose from meeting students from different programmes!

Researchers’ Breakfast on Feb 11th

Welcome to join us for the next Researchers’ Breakfast on Tuesday February 11th. We are welcoming three speakers to tell us about their research. At 9:00 MAIJU LOUKOLA from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture will talk about her doctoral study on ARCHITECTURE OF TOUCH. MEDIASCENOGRAPHIES IN AND AS PERFORMATIVE SPACE. At 9:40 the stage will be given to DANIIL POKIDKO and GOSPEL OPARAOCHA from the School of Business, who tell us about THEATRICALIZATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30-10:30. You are most warmly welcome to join us to enjoy breakfast, presentations and open discussion on the topics.

Please sign up here by February 7th.

The event is open also for people outside Aalto University.
If you are coming to the Media Factory for the first time, you can find directions here.

AT 9:00
Department of Film, TV and Scenography
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

An artistic doctoral study on performance design in Aalto ARTS ELO Degree Program for Perfomance design in Theatre, Film and Television. The study focuses on the mediality of performance space and experientality of projected image installations – contemplating the mediality of theatrical space/place in the light of the notion of touch through aesthetic experience, sensable perception and embodied visibility in the context of contemporary performing arts and its mediated space. The study is an artistic research with the researcher’s own involvement as practicing scenographer, consisting of three performances, installation experimentations and a theoretical thesis.

Maiju Loukola is finalizing her doctoral thesis on ‘The Architecture of Touch: media scenographies as performative space’ (Aalto Arts), which approaches the mediated space of performance in terms of sensable theory, experientality, and scenographic poetry. Her artistic research focuses on the interplay of virtual and visceral spaces/bodies, including media aesthetics, phenomenology of performance, and space/place through moving image technologies.

AT 9:40

Department of Management studies, Entrepreneurship programme
School of Business

We are working at the research proposal of “Theatricalization of Entrepreneurship education”. Based on preliminary literature review it can be noticed that Entrepreneurship has a lot in common with the theatrical issues and moviemaking:
(See the list of references here.) These aspects are well discussed within the Entrepreneurship & wider Management literature, but hardly mentioned upon the topic of university education.

Our interest lies in exploring the possibilities of use of theatricality and AV within the entrepreneurship education context. Our intention is to start a discussion and attract people with know-how of above mentioned domains in order to co-construct an educational package of workshops aimed to increase the awareness of students with different backgrounds about skills and competences they can develop with the help of theatricality and AV.

The initial research would such combine School of Arts, Design and Architecture (+University of the Arts Helsinki) with know-how and experience in mentioned domains, students from Aalto Ventures Programme as well as BIZ (+Hanken) masters and minors in Entrepreneurship as a test audience for workshops and interested in the topic researchers and teaching staff from all Aalto and other schools.

As a result we believe this project would also increase the understanding of importance of theatricality and AV within a topic of own business creation and education aimed to help people doing that.

Would you like to present your work at a Researchers’ Breakfast?
We are looking for speakers for March and April.

For further information, contact Leena Närekangas, leena.narekangas@aalto.fi, +358 50 342 7114.

Arts Speed Meeting 19.2.14

Would you like to widen your circle of contacts and find interesting people to work with in the future? Maybe you already have a project in the works and need a photographer or a graphic designer to work with you?

Arts Speed Meeting on February 19th is the place to be, whether you’re looking for someone to work with or just want to take a look at what and who is out there. Sign up and come join us! The event was widely popular last fall, and now we’re bringing it back with tweaks to make it even better!

You’ll have two minutes to pitch your skills and a possible project to each fellow student before the seats are changed. You can also bring a small portfolio to aid you in your presentation. After the introductions (15×2 minutes in total) there’s time for some free mingling and refreshments.

Sign up HERE by FEBRUARY 12TH. Please note that in order for the event to work, the amount of participants is limited, and therefore the sign-up is binding. If it so happens that you cannot come after all, let us know as soon as possible, so we can give your seat to next in line. The participants will be contacted on February 13th to confirm your spot either on the event or in the line.

The event starts with an organized meeting round, therefore we kindly ask everyone to come on time. The latecomers are welcome to stay for the free mingling at the end of the event, although we cannot accommodate you to the meeting round after it has already started.  Enrolling to the event starts at 16:00, and the event itself at 16:30, so please come early to give us enough time for the enrolment!

More on location and how to get here, please check the instructions here.

The upcoming Speed Meeting is also on Facebook! After signing up join the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/750385231656403/. PLEASE NOTE, that joining the event on Facebook DOES NOT mean that you have signed up, so please don’t forget to also sign up for the event on Webropol!

For more information contact Producer Leena Närekangas, leena.narekangas@aalto.fi, tel. 050 342 7114.

Arts Speed Meeting 2.10.13

Designer, do you need a photographer to take photos of your products? Film student, do you need a graphic designer for your movie? Or are you just curious to know what is going on in the other departments?

Wouldn’t it be great to have a network of skillful people to work with in school projects and in working life? If your answer is YES, sign up for ARTS SPEED MEETING before Sept 25th. Come to meet other students from all ARTS departments! Get ready to introduce yourself and your work by presenting your portfolio (if you have one) in 2 minutes to fellow students. After the introductions we’ll have time for mingling, snacks and music.

On October 2nd 16-19 at Aalto Media Factory!

Sign up latest Sept 25th by filling out the online form here. The number of participants is limited.

The event is organized in collaboration with Tokyo ry.

For more info, please contact:
Leena Närekangas
Tel. 050 3427114
Email: leena.narekangas@aalto.fi

PACK-AGE course closing show 17 May

In PACK-AGE packaging design course students get up-to-date knowledge about packaging design and packaging research and the teams are equipped with practical tools and means for managing their project work and its problems. This year’s theme is “green luxury”. The design teams have worked with new packaging solutions for chocolate, jewelry and sushi clients. Come and enjoy the results that the teams will present for the first time publicly on 17 May 2013 9:00-12:00 at Aalto Media Factory. Brunch for the quick. Welcome!

PACK-AGE is an innovative packaging design course uniting design, business and engineering thinking to project-based learning. Students work in interdisciplinary teams with real packaging projects from the industry. The idea is to use student’s competences, background and prior knowledge as a resource for creative group work. The project work is supported by a wide range of theme lectures. We have 6 teachers and spesialists from 4 schools teaching packaging design from different perspectives.

Guest Lecture on the Dramaturgy of Polanski’s Ghost Writer on April 25, at 10-12

Department of Film, Television and Scenography organizes a lecture on the dramaturgy of thriller in Media Factory’s auditorium. The lecture is open to everybody,

Professor Kerstin Stutterheim from Germany (Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen ‘Konrad Wolf’) will talk about Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer from the point of screenwriting. She will examine the basic dramaturgical concepts and application of traditional analytic drama models and conventions of the genre thriller. Further points include relationship between visual language and dialogue and character motivation and organization.

To discuss the complexity of the movie and the importance of a good screenplay, it would be great if you’d have a chance to watch the film before the lecture. The Ghost Writer was awarded the prizes of the best film, screenplay, director and actor by the European Film Academy in 2010.

SIIVOUSPÄIVÄ (Cleaning day) digital hacking gathering 16.3.

A day for hacking and creating stuff to help Siivouspäiva (Cleaning day). Come and join us to think and produce a mobile app for siivouspäiva and few other not so technical stuff!! We need all kinds of talents and input. We will have some food and refreshments. Are you an Aalto University Student? You can get 2 credits!

Saturday, 16.03 2013 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM / Aalto Media Factory
More info and registration:

There is a Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/118692338316109/

Moods from the second researchers’ breakfast

The second researchers breakfast gathered together a group of 14 researchers from all Aalto campuses and also from Hanken School of Economics!

The first speaker of the day, doctor of social sciences Munjur Moula, brought out interesting results in his study of community development approach. The second speaker Seungho Lee, who is doctoral student in department of design, presented his recently finished master thesis work Beef Finland where he experimented with the use of “design brief” metaphor for defining the problems of beef production and consumption within the Finnish context.

Despite the early hours the presentations sparked a lively discussion around the topics.

The next breakfast will take place January 15th in Aalto Media Factory. If you want to suggest a presentation topic for the upcoming events, please contact Leena Närekangas.