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.
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.
Sustainable business innovation is good business; researchers from Aalto University, Finland have proved.
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.
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.
World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 has widened the use of design in Finland in a number of ways. It has also increased the understanding of the possibilities design offers and gained exceptional international attention.
The WDC Helsinki 2012 closing summit and evening ceremony will be held in Helsinki on Thursday, 29 November 2012. At the events, all eyes will be on Cape Town as Helsinki passes on the title of World Design Capital.
Aalto and South African CPUT students teamed up with the communities in Cape Town for finding innovative solutions to improve the quality of every day life. Video by Andrea Couvert.