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NODUS TALKS series 2017

June 15, 2017

NODUS TALKS series 2017

The NODUS TALKS series brings together researchers and practitioners on topics relevant to design, innovation and sustainability. Presentations are followed by a panel discussion, both in English. The events are free (please register in advance).   ***   NODUS TALKS #4: Open Design. Open Society?   with Cindy Kohtala and Jason Selvarajan Thursday 15 June 2017, 16.00-18.00 Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki   Cindy...

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Talk: Fab Labs and experiments in democratizing technologies

May 6, 2016

Talk: Fab Labs and experiments in democratizing technologies

TIME: Tuesday 10.5.2016, 8:30-10:30 PLACE: Aalto Media Factory, Aalto ARTS Arabia This talk is given as a part of Researchers’ Breakfast series, organized by Aalto Media Factory in collaboration with Aalto Factories as well as Research and Innovation Services. Fab Labs are shared community workshops where people can design and make their own products. They are an important part of the ‘maker movement’, a collection of all kinds of...

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F/T Futures – New research group on sustainable fashion and textile

September 6, 2015

F/T Futures – New research group on sustainable fashion and textile

The Fashion/Textile Futures is a new research group at Department of Design, in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The group explores new perspectives on human-centered design research. The group approaches research in the field of fashion, clothing and textiles in multi-faceted ways, with a strong research focus on sustainable fashion and textiles. The group is led by professor Kirsi Niinimäki. Her work focuses on the...

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The New Global – action research and innovation project at Aalto University

October 2, 2014

The New Global – action research and innovation project at Aalto University

The New Global is an action research and innovation project led by a multidisciplinary research team from Aalto University in Finland, led by School of BIZ. The project aims to study and develop frugal and reverse innovations globally through action research, experimentation, co-creation, and rapid prototyping in the field. The project research sites are located in Mexico, Tanzania, India during 2014. As a collaborative platform it offers...

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Design for Government course

February 16, 2014

Design for Government course

The role of governments and public sector is of utmost importance in achieving sustainability, and now the world is witnessing designers helping just that. Helsinki Design Lab of Finland, MindLab of Denmark, and Public Policy Lab of New York are just the beginning, and the city of Helsinki has just hired three “city designers”.   DfG, a pilot course under Creative Sustainability The emergent domain of design requires a new set...

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Product-Service System Design for Sustainability

January 15, 2014

Product-Service System Design for Sustainability

NODUS is proud to announce the launch of our most recent publication, and the final grand result of the LeNS project! Product-Service System Design for Sustainability, by Carlo Vezzoli, Cindy Kohtala, Amrit Srinivasan, with J.C. Diehl, Sompit Moi Fusakul, Liu Xin and Deepta Sateesh. This new book presents the theory and practice of Product-Service System (PSS) Design for Sustainability – the design of systems of products and services that...

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Foodycle – Transdisciplinary Food Festival (12-13 September 2013)

September 4, 2013

Foodycle – Transdisciplinary Food Festival (12-13 September 2013)

Seungho has recently been involved in planning and organising a two-day food and sustainability event called Foodycle as collaboration with Pixelache Helsinki and Ruoan Tulevaisuus (Future of Food) and other partners. It is a transdisciplinary and participatory food festival that brings together artists, designers, scientists, grassroots organisations, students, food producers and consumers in general. It aims to recover the true meaning of...

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Sustainable and Innovative Fashion seminar (2.-3.10.2013)

August 13, 2013

Sustainable and Innovative Fashion seminar (2.-3.10.2013)

Welcome to Sustainable and Innovative Fashion –seminar! This international seminar will provide the latest information about sustainable fashion. Due to limited places please register by 8th of September. See the registration details in the seminar invitation or at the end of the post. Time: Wed 2.10. – Thu 3.10. (9-17) Location: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland Address: Hämeentie 135 C,...

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TANGO – exhibition at Design Museum’s Gallery (26.4.-26.5.)

April 22, 2013

TANGO – exhibition at Design Museum’s Gallery (26.4.-26.5.)

  TANGO– a collaborative project of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique and the Politecnico di Milano offers tools to participation, and for studying the ways in which design can improve the everyday lives of people.This project involving students of art and design in three countries also led to an exhibition, which is deepening our understanding of how the phenomena...

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TANGO seminar for participatory and social design (26.4.)

April 22, 2013

Time & place: Friday 26.4. (13.00-16.00) in Design Museum auditorium (Korkeavuorenkatu 23) Organizer: Creative Sustainability MA programme, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture Kirsi Niinimäki – “Explorations and experimentation for social wellbeing” Malin Bäckman – “Explorations in Kannelmäki – Building Design Knowledge Through Practice Based Design Research” Tuula Mäkiniemi...

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