Website renewal at School of Arts, Design and Architecture kicks off with a competition for students and alumni
16.05.2013 A competition is being arranged to find a new concept for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture website. This is a competition aimed specifically at identifying a new concept rather than a ready-made website. The goal is to continue developing the winning competition proposal with its creator new autumn.
08.05.2013 Aalto University's Masters of Aalto event (MoA) opens on Wednesday, 8 May in Helsinki's Sörnäinen neighbourhood in Finland. The memorable collection, which is open until 26 May, has more than 70 Master’s theses and works of graduates from all of the fields at Aalto University.
29.04.2013 Master of Arts Satu Maaranen, who graduated from the Department of Design of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, in Finland, has won the Grand Prix at the Hyères Fashion Festival with her collection for women. The prize is worth EUR 15 000. The inspiration for Maaranen's Garment in Landscape collection was landscape and its artistic interpretation. In addition, the prize includes EUR 3 000 from the Ra concept store and a collection to be produced in cooperation with Petit Bateau. The top fashion houses are interested in Maaranen and her collection.
26.04.2013 Results of the Master's admissions at Aalto University have been published on 26 April 2013.
17.04.2013 A total of 15 014 people applied to Aalto University through the joint application system for Finnish universities. More than 11 500 applications were for bachelor’s degree programmes, and for 10 583 applicants Aalto University was their first choice. Approximately 3 500 applications for master's degree programmes were submitted. In 2012, there were approximately 16 000 applicants.
16.04.2013 Aalto University's data centre in Otaniemi will be shut down. The data centre infrastructure will be transferred to a new facility located in Otaniemi that the university has leased from an outside company. The procedure will increase the university's data centre capacity to meet the current needs and improve service reliability.
03.04.2013 Norther - Design from Aalto University Student work from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland will be on display at the Milan Furniture Fair from 9 to 14 April 2013. The name of the exhibition, Norther, refers to a sudden and stabbing north wind - it brings with it fresh design and fashion ideas from young northern designers of the future.
26.03.2013 The World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 year grew larger than originally planned, states International Design Foundation, the managing body of WDC Helsinki 2012, in its final report. The design year exceeded expectations on media coverage both in Finland and internationally.
18.03.2013 How can virtual reality and electronics become forms of social interaction in the future alongside non-verbal and kinaesthetic communication. Come and see dance piece Faux to find out.
13.03.2013 Art display application On Display has been selected to the final round in the Uutisraivaaja innovation contest run by the Helsingin Sanomat foundation. The other finalists are Long Play, a platform for long-form feature journalism, Nearhood, a hyper local information service, Infogram, tool for combining video and infographics and PalloPostia, a news service for children. The contest drew 105 applications from Finland and abroad.
11.03.2013 Jussi Lehtomäki won the best student price with his documentary film Aamulla viemme lapset metsään (Out into the Woods) (ELO, 2012) at the Tampere Film Festival which was held on 6 - 10 March 2013 in Tampere, Finland. Out into the Woods takes the audience into the middle of a storytelling moment, and sends the viewer on a journey into the dark woods.
07.03.2013 Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture Master of Arts graduate Satu Maaranen has been selected from among 355 entrants to be one of the ten finalists in the Hyères Fashion Festival. The 28th International Festival of Fashion & Photography Hyères 2013 will be held between 26 and 29 April 2013 at the Villa Noailles in France.
05.02.2013 Exhibition Forms of a Chair by the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture presents 15 chairs designed and made by first-year MA furniture design students.