Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cumulus reflections

Delegates to the recent  Northern World Mandate conference , organised by Cumulus  International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, met in Helsinki, the World Design Capital 2012. The theme of the conference, ‘Towards open and participative

Cumulus reflections

Delegates to the recent  Northern World Mandate conference , organised by Cumulus  International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, met in Helsinki, the World Design Capital 2012. The theme of the conference, ‘Towards open and participative

Locale

We had our first meeting with the community of Tonttila, a suburb in the city of Lahti, on Monday 21.05.2012 to begin discussions about working with them as part of Aalto’s 365wellbeing project. The Department of Design has already worked

Locale

We had our first meeting with the community of Tonttila, a suburb in the city of Lahti, on Monday 21.05.2012 to begin discussions about working with them as part of Aalto’s 365wellbeing project. The Department of Design has already worked

Capitalia

In 1972 Tomas Maldonado talked about the need for design to have a ‘lucid critical consciousness (both sociological and ecological)’ ….that tries to address ‘contingent reality’. These words have come around again with renewed urgency as we have witnessed the

Capitalia

In 1972 Tomas Maldonado talked about the need for design to have a ‘lucid critical consciousness (both sociological and ecological)’ ….that tries to address ‘contingent reality’. These words have come around again with renewed urgency as we have witnessed the

Share your creativity at FadFest

The Barcelona Design Festival kicks off on 26 June 2012 with a diverse Catalan, Spanish and international array of events. If you are interested in how design is opening up, see our earlier post here , then mark up your

Share your creativity at FadFest

The Barcelona Design Festival kicks off on 26 June 2012 with a diverse Catalan, Spanish and international array of events. If you are interested in how design is opening up, see our earlier post here , then mark up your

Amateur

Often associated with clumsy unprofessionalism, the word “amateur” actually derives from the Greek word for love. Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, has published a nice article on amateurism, saying that “the amateur has degenerated from an enthusiast

Amateur

Often associated with clumsy unprofessionalism, the word “amateur” actually derives from the Greek word for love. Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, has published a nice article on amateurism, saying that “the amateur has degenerated from an enthusiast

Dreaming of imagination

Good news: dreaming seems to be the new buzzword! Local initiatives and practices such as Multicolored Dreams, the Utopia Laboratory by the Reality Research Centre.  Urban Dream Management and the aforementioned Helsinki Beyond Dreams publication hint towards a common understanding:

Dreaming of imagination

Good news: dreaming seems to be the new buzzword! Local initiatives and practices such as Multicolored Dreams, the Utopia Laboratory by the Reality Research Centre.  Urban Dream Management and the aforementioned Helsinki Beyond Dreams publication hint towards a common understanding:

Urban Interventions – Personal Projects in Public Spaces

Don’t we all need this certain “touch of magic” in the places we inhabit? Cities often seem like asphaltized environments with little space for creative freedoms. If we look a little closer, there are little cracks and moments of beauty

Urban Interventions – Personal Projects in Public Spaces

Don’t we all need this certain “touch of magic” in the places we inhabit? Cities often seem like asphaltized environments with little space for creative freedoms. If we look a little closer, there are little cracks and moments of beauty