Current Affairs: Archive 2011
05.09.2011 The School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture will merge to form a new school for Aalto University. Suggest a name for the new school and take part in the quest for name ideas!
14.09.2011 The winners have been chosen in the international design competition in honour of Marimekko’s 60th anniversary, organised jointly by Marimekko and the Aalto University School of Art and Design. The competition, which started in March, challenged students at the world’s leading design schools to engage on the theme “Why not together?”
16.09.2011 The newly appointed director of the world-renowned MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, paid a flying visit to Aalto University School of Art and Design's Media Lab on Wednesday 14th September. Joi Ito has been a leading light in the movement for openness and de-restrictions in intellectual property. He was recently listed by Businessweek as ‘one of the 25 most influential people on the web’. Amongst his many ongoing responsibilities he is chairman of the Creative Commons organization.
20.09.2011 The City of Shanghai has conferred Professor emeritus Yrjö Sotamaa the Magnolia Silver Award of 2011, together with 46 other foreign citizens.
30.09.2011 Aalto University School of Art and Design will host the Cumulus conference in May 2012. The conference, titled Northern World Mandate – Towards Open and Participative Cities, now invites proposals for papers.