Organized by the Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Art, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. May 2012 in Aalto Art House, Otaniemi.
In 2011, the European Commission launched the European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) to exploit the full potential of design for innovation. The initiative is steered by the European Design Leadership Board, involving organisations and experts in the field of design, industry and higher-education.
On 21st of March, 2012 a co-design workshop for European design and innovation policy was organized in Brussels. The workshop results are used by the Design Leadership Board to prepare policy recommendations for European Design Innovation. The report will be published in September 2012.
This video is a short summary of the workshop. To view all the presentations of the workshop results, see: https://vimeo.com/album/1887139
More information on EDII: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/innovation/policy/design-creativity/edii_en.htm
By Anu Määttä and Massimo Menichinelli
at Muu gallery 5.12.2011. More about the course and the projects: wearable.mlog.taik.fi/
Laura Haapakangas, Timo Muurinen, Heidi Tikka
Dancer: Alpo Aaltokoski
Matti Niinimäki, Emmi Pouta
Forrest Oliphant, Liisa Pesonen, Hannele Romppanen
Dancers: Minja Mertanen, Helena Romppanen
Carmen Brecheis, Minna Holkkola, Chi-Hsia Lai
Soft Step Sequencer
Metti Nordin, Valtteri Wikström
Wearable Electronics workshop by Meg Grant. 2.11.2011, in the Sewing workshop in Lume Center, Aalto University School of Art and Design.
A video about Aalto employees. Made by Media Factory for Aalto human resources department.
The DMY design festival that takes place in Berlin each June had a country focus on Finland this time, in anticipation of Helsinki’s World Design Capital nomination for 2012. The Finland theme was well represented in DMY’s Makerlab department with a set of open design projects under the title Open Helsinki.
Pixelache Helsinki 2011 Festival took place 10-13 March. One of the key themes of the festival was computational photography, organised as collaboration between Aalto Media Factory and the Pixelache crew.
The Aalto University course ‘Experimental Project in Computational Photography’ brought together students with multi-disciplinary backgrounds from media design, technology and visual arts to think from the scratch what computational photography is, or could be. The resulting eight course works were presented in the ‘Encoded Views’ exhibition as part of the Camp Pixelache event in Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna.
More on the course blog: computationalphoto.mlog.taik.fi/
The ‘Return of the Unexpected – Computational Photography’ exhibition in Muu Gallery featured four artistic approaches to the topic of computational photography, each of them challenging either existing or arising photographic conventions in its own way.
About the Muu gallery exhibition: pixelache.ac/helsinki/festival-2011/programme/computational-photography/exhibition/
Read more about computational photography as an artistic approach:
The Aalto on Tracks project took 81 Aalto students and staff-members to Shanghai through Siberia on a private Russian train and Aalto Media Factory’s film crew followed! The week in the train was filled with enthusiastic people and self-organized program: workshops, company cases, sports and of course – parties and vodka. The train was managed by a Russian staff, who spoke only Russian and a little German. The story is about brief moments during the journey, encounters, and friendship.