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To celebrate the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012,
 Aalto University undertook an extensive programme to create better, more sustainable living environments.
 We believe that creative collisions between art, technology and business lead to life-improving design: design that helps more people live a better life.

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11.02.2013 - Janne Salovaara

It was more than 3 months ago when we set foot to South Africa. When leaving there I had no idea what can I contribute down there, or what can I bring back. I hope through these blogs I written about the trip, I’ve been able to somewhat explain what happened and what was my contribution. I have no i...


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News / World Design Capital year draws to a close in Helsinki

The World Design Capital 2012 year has ended. The year brought about a greater understanding of the possibilities of design and helped Helsinki raise its profile as a design destination.


News / 365 Wellbeing design project got residents, experts and organisations involved

One of the Aalto University spearhead projects for the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, 365 Wellbeing focused on the role of design in fields related to wellbeing, such as healthcare, urban planning and the promotion of smoke-free environments.


News / Sustainable business innovation adds firms’ market value

Sustainable business innovation is good business; researchers from Aalto University, Finland have proved.


News / Back from the Rainbow Nation

In view of the longer term collaboration with WDC Cape Town 2014, Aalto Global Impact took a delegation of 16 people from Aalto University to South Africa for the “World Design Capital – Helsinki Meets Cape Town” event.


News / Open art and design critique event at the Co-Core show in Helsinki

Picture: Sebastian Jansson

Co-Core is an international university partnership endeavor, which produces open critique- and seminar events worldwide. Their goal is to increase dialog on an international level regarding art and design in both the working life as an on an educational level.


Co-Core -open critique session

original_416_co-core.jpg 12.-14.12.2012 / 09:00 - 19:00

Rather than showing off the finished work, Co-Core intends to mix the formats of exhibition and pedagogical presence. Co-Core is a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary project aiming at presenting and discussing student works in a rich dialogue with teachers and students from different universities.


Radical Design Week 2012

RDW2012 26.10.-04.11.2012 / 00:00 - 00:00

RDW 2012 is a one-of-a-kind future-oriented event in China featuring the most successful Finnish design and service brands and companies, as well as top Finnish and international designers and architects.


Base of the Pyramid

Hindu students under a tree

Base of the Pyramid aims at creating sustainable projects for emerging markets. The need for such initiatives stems from the fact that around two thirds of the population live on under 5 euros a day.


365 Wellbeing

365 Wellbeing photo: Juha Solla

365 Wellbeing contains of 12 projects which represent actual services or processes in the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Lahti. Projects address different dimensions of wellbeing, focusing in particular on municipal wellbeing services and patient-centered health care solutions.