News / 365 Wellbeing takes over the Pavilion this week
If you venture into the Pavilion this week, you can take part in any of three workshops relating to 365 Wellbeing projects. On Tuesday, AH-Design is looking for stories of "your" Helsinki to contribute to their research. On Wednesday, Ready Steady Go! Finland is there to mix sport and design, and on Thursday evening, the Smoke-Free Environments team wants your ideas on their work towards a smokeless capital city.
TANGO - Towards A New interGenerational Openness
Tuesday, 5 - 8pm
When TANGO visits the Pavilion, they'll run a workshop looking for your stories about Helsinki. What places in the city do you consider "yours"? What places hold a secret meaning for you? What's Helsinki like when you dream?
TANGO is a social design research project across three international universities: Aalto in Helsinki, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, and the Politecnico di Milano. Students in this programme, which itself is part of the larger AH-Design Project, focus in particular on suburban environments and look for the ways that design can improve a sense of social inclusiveness.
"In 2013, the project culminates in three exhibitions, one in each participating city. The name TANGO suggests a communication – a kind of dance – between the designers and different members of society. The exhibitions communicate the concepts and ideas developed during the process to wide audiences. The aim is to re-vision contemporary everyday realities, especially in suburban areas." (link)
Ready Steady Go! Finland
Wednesday, 2 - 4:30pm
For those whose business is sport and exercise, this project is about finding user-oriented approaches and creative partners for sport-related design. On Wednesday, partners from the RSG!F initiative will host a discussion along with design researchers from the 365 Wellbeing programme. Find out more about Ready Steady Go! Finland on their site (in Finnish).
Thursday, 5 - 8pm
In Cairo you can smoke in an elevator; in California it'll get you kicked off the beach. Smoking is known to cause extra stress on a nation's health system, but it's also been a long-standing, even iconic human activity.
Headed by Professor Alastair Fuad-Luke, the Smoke Free Environments programme is serious about making life better for non-smokers and smokers alike. To this end, students deal with design as activism, social entrepreneurship, inclusive design, and issues from health to marketing.
Smoke Free Environments at the 365 Wellbeing site.
Read Juha Huuskonen's interview with Alastair on the Alternative Design Capital blog: Creating counter-narratives: Alastair Fuad-Luke on design activism.