One week to go!
14.02.2012 - CITE Madera
On week 6 Sun and Eero started a new course, Interdisciplinary Product Development, in Aalto Design Factory. Especially Pekka was busy with his thesis. On Thursday 9th Feb we had a meeting to continue our business model. I think our exqursion to Lahti on Fri 2th Feb was very succesfull and since our exqursion it has been a new flow in our project.
Here are some pictures from Thursday 8th Feb.
This picture I took on my way to the old main building of TKK to have lunch. The Otaniemi campus area has a very nice view to the Laajalahti. On the ice was also people ice fishing.
After lunch I enjoyed the sun and…
… saw an igloo! This must be somekind of a joke made by technology students.
The weekend I and my boyfriend spent in my family´s cottage in Middle of Finland. We went to downhill skiing after years of break. There were only -10°C and it feels quite warm after -25°C. Believe it or not!
There is now one week before we fly to Peru. On Monday 12th Feb we will have a meeting, on Wednesday 15th Feb Skype call to CITEMadera people and on Thursday 16th Feb we will have a rehearsal with Rodrigo, Mikko Koria and other people from IDBM staff.
The IDBM CITEMadera project aims at finding tools to utilize design in a more versatile manner in Peru's furniture business. The group of five Aalto students, Eero Hintsanen, Oscar Subitras Kärkkäinen, Pekka Sihvola, Sun Huangying and Tiina Vitikkala, will be visiting Peru in February to attend workshops with their Peruvian partners. CITEMadera is part of the Inclusive Innovation for Poverty Alleviation project.
"Our team will travel in week and a half to Peru to meet the hard working people of CITE Madera. We will also visit lot of SME’s working with wood furniture, designers, stores and other places that help us to gain understanding how things work in Peru. Our aim is to introduce tools that help companies to use design as a essential part of their business."