Monthly Archives: June 2012

What if – (we) make Helsinki – and near futures?

Summer (and the Design year) in Finland is the time when calendars are getting filled up with intruiging events. Another two, no, actually four for you to add up to the list: Make Helsinki in the Design Pavilion and Museum

What if – (we) make Helsinki – and near futures?

Summer (and the Design year) in Finland is the time when calendars are getting filled up with intruiging events. Another two, no, actually four for you to add up to the list: Make Helsinki in the Design Pavilion and Museum

Possibilitarian

Reading Marleen Stikker’s introduction to the 2011 publication Open Design (see our research library), I came across the term possibilitarian. ‘Possibilitarians think in new possibilities, and get all excited when things get messy and life becomes disorderly. In disruption, possibilitarians

Possibilitarian

Reading Marleen Stikker’s introduction to the 2011 publication Open Design (see our research library), I came across the term possibilitarian. ‘Possibilitarians think in new possibilities, and get all excited when things get messy and life becomes disorderly. In disruption, possibilitarians

Stay hungry, stay foolish

With this inspiring quote by Stewart Brand, who placed this message on the back of the 1974 edition of the Whole Earth Catalogue (the ‘paperbackform’ of Google, according to Steve Jobs), my 2011 MA thesis project ‘5- The dish’ greets

Stay hungry, stay foolish

With this inspiring quote by Stewart Brand, who placed this message on the back of the 1974 edition of the Whole Earth Catalogue (the ‘paperbackform’ of Google, according to Steve Jobs), my 2011 MA thesis project ‘5- The dish’ greets

Muotoile Suomi – Designing Finland(‘s design future)

What is the present and future of Finnish Design? Muotoile Suomi is a Finnish discussion forum to answer exactly this question: the national design program of Finland. In five consecutive workshops taking place in different locations all around Finland, different

Muotoile Suomi – Designing Finland(‘s design future)

What is the present and future of Finnish Design? Muotoile Suomi is a Finnish discussion forum to answer exactly this question: the national design program of Finland. In five consecutive workshops taking place in different locations all around Finland, different

Unconferences

In the most recent interview of our ongoing dialogue series, Andrew Paterson mentioned the term ‘unconferences’, which curiously links up to our thoughts after the recent international design conference Cumulus in Helsinki two weeks ago. It describes gatherings similar to

Unconferences

In the most recent interview of our ongoing dialogue series, Andrew Paterson mentioned the term ‘unconferences’, which curiously links up to our thoughts after the recent international design conference Cumulus in Helsinki two weeks ago. It describes gatherings similar to

Alternative Economic Opportunities

How does design contribute to existing and emerging economies? In March 2012 NODUS, the Sustainable Design research group at Aalto University, coined the phrase ‘Alternative Economic Opportunities, AEOs’ to describe the new enterprise possibilities levered by applying a Design(ing) for

Alternative Economic Opportunities

How does design contribute to existing and emerging economies? In March 2012 NODUS, the Sustainable Design research group at Aalto University, coined the phrase ‘Alternative Economic Opportunities, AEOs’ to describe the new enterprise possibilities levered by applying a Design(ing) for

Tonttila 1: Exploring community views and needs

6.6.2012, 6pm. Dark clouds are piling up, post-its are being blown over the terrace’s wooden railing. A few Tonttilaiset have already found their seats and exchange curious looks with each other, not knowing what to expect of this event that has been promoted all over Tonttila’s

Tonttila 1: Exploring community views and needs

6.6.2012, 6pm. Dark clouds are piling up, post-its are being blown over the terrace’s wooden railing. A few Tonttilaiset have already found their seats and exchange curious looks with each other, not knowing what to expect of this event that has been promoted all over Tonttila’s