Starting today 16.6.2020: EDU Online Summer Lectures – Join and Learn!

European Design Upgrade (EDU) project open online lectures start today.

You have the opportunity to join the webinar program on our youtube channel
www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

If you want to be active during the lecture and interact with speakers, use the permanent ZOOM link:

ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84394669082?pwd=SGE1Q2xibHN2bllTUCt1WWV5eHVxUT09#success

Our educational platform  is available for thee selected participants of the Contest.

EDU ONLINE OPEN LECTURES SUMMER 2020

Block 1. Philosophy & Concept of Design

16.6. No Creativity and Innovation without Strategy! Alain Heureux, Belgium

17.6. Philosophy of creativity and entrepreneurship. Lauri Järvilehto, Finland

18.6. Will the globalization swallow the uniqueness of local design? Victoria Yakusha, Ukraine

19.6. What if? We look at the urgent challenges of the near future and imagine fictional worlds and scenarios around them. Daria Tsapenko, Ukraine

Block 2. Ecosystem and innovation

22.6. The power of ecosystems: the role of creative industries in promoting innovation in cities and regions. Marlen Komorowski, Belgium

26.6. Crucial innovations & technologies to improve the city ecosystem. Alex Prykhodko, Ukraine

29.6. Art of Co-Creation. Matti Hämäläinen, Finland

6.7. Innovation environment as a service. Jarmo Suominen, Finland

7.7. Modern design technologies for patisserie art creation. Dinara Kasko, Ukraine

8.7. Orchestration of innovation ecosystems. Kari Mikkelä, Finland

Block 3. Design strategies making society sustainable

10.7. Emerging Resilient Economy. Timo Järvensivu, Finland

13.7. Business Modelling for a better design. Omar Mohout, Belgium

15.7. Systemic Design Thinking. Kristel Van Ael, Belgium

Block 4. Human centered design for the better future

17.7. Senses & meditation. Human-centered innovations. Dilnoza Shaumarova, Belgium

20.7. The meaning of “Human being”. The evolution of humanism in society. Anastasia Mikova, Ukraine/France


You can find all online EDU lectures during this summer and other project information also from our EDU site: https://edupgrade.design/en/courses/lectures/

Background: European Design Upgrade (EDU) is launched for a community of designers from Ukraine, Belgium, and Finland. Participants of the project will be able to implement their unique concepts and present them at the international level.

INVITATION: Materials for future designs 13.9.2017 @ Urban Mill

There is an increasing worldwide demand for high-performing materials and their application in sustainable solutions. Solving contemporary challenges is strongly linked to everyday life involving food, packaging, textiles and interiors. Bioeconomy and the industrial use of sustainable chemicals and materials will create growth and wealth and health for our planet.

During the Helsinki Design Week 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is organising an open discussion event where we will address the big questions related to the future of materials and their use in the design of novel solutions. During the two-hour event, we will hear interesting keynotes and a series of pitches by the scientists who are developing the materials of the future and seek ideas to their potential use. We will also showcase several demos on the topic and the evening will be concluded with the award ceremony for the winners of The Making of Tomorrow design hackathon organised earlier during the Helsinki Design Week 2017.

Event Information
Name: Helsinki Design Week – Q&A on Materials of the future
Time: Wednesday 13.9.2017, 18:00–20:00
Venue: Urban Mill
Address: Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Espoo

Go to the registration page from here

Please note the seminar is free to attend but there are limitations to maximum number of participants.

See the program of the seminar:

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Design meets Biomaterials – Multidisciplinary Aalto course kick-off at Urban Mill today

chem-kurssiAalto University course CHEM-A1610 Design meets Biomaterials Kick-off lecture and mini exhibition at Urban Mill today. Professor Tapani Vuorinen and Dr. Tiina Härkäsalmi carrying pulp & micro- and nanocellulose material samples to the students.

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The course is part of CHEMARTS, a long-term strategic collaboration between two Aalto University schools, The School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS). The schools merged their forces with the aim to invent new ways to harness wood and cellulose. The idea is to research the performance and design of advanced cellulosic materials for innovative uses. See http://chemarts.aalto.fi/

CHEMARTS student projects have inspired also the research collaboration for example Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) project. It is a multidisciplinary research collaboration project funded by Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) focused on finding new and innovative applications for cellulosic materials. The DWoC project combines design thinking and design-driven prototyping with a strong competence in technology development. The project takes place 1.4.2013 – 31.3.2018.

Read more: http://cellulosefromfinland.fi/

Aalto School of Engineering engages staff and students in spatial redesign of it’s spaces

Aalto School of Engineering is hearing out its staff before embarking on a round of spatial redesign. The work consists of interviews, an online survey and two spatial workshops. The first workshop was held at Urban Mill Urban Cave on 18 August.

Aalto ENG WS 2015-08During the first workshop the participants, consisting of School of Engineering staff members, gave their views and ideas on the future needs for office work, teaching and special lab spaces. Initial survey results were also presented to the participants.

The second workshop will be held in October and has still some seats open for participants. This workshop will deepen the discussion on ENG’s future spaces by introducing spatial scenarios and working with the topic through group work. Especially ENG’s students are welcome to join.

For more information, please contact Riikka Manninen riikka.j.manninen (at) aalto.fi

Text: Riikka Manninen and Maria Viitanen; Photo: Maria Viitanen

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In collaboration with Aalto Built Environment Laboratory, abe.aalto.fi.

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