Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from clues

21. helmikuu 2018

Key repeating moments in the film give viewers the information they need to understand the storyline. The scenes cause identical reactions in the viewer’s brain. The results deepen our understanding of how the brain functions, how narratives work in film, and memory mechanisms impaired by conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Science and art Press releases


15. helmikuu 2018

Intervention In Urban Space book presents three different perspectives on intervention art through projects done by the authors Anna Jensen, Denise Ziegler and Taina Rajanti as well as a collective introduction that considers the concept and background of intervention art.

Studies Science and art

Olli Ilpo Salonen's MA film as a Jussi nominee

6. helmikuu 2018

Indie comedy "Wendy and the Refugee Neverland" is competing for a Jussi Award in best film music category.


Landscape Observatory explored the state of landscape planning in Finland

26. tammikuu 2018

A recent study shows that developing sustainable landscape planning requires more cooperation.


Architecture Speaks discussion brings Peter Zumthor to Finland Jan 17

10. tammikuu 2018

World-famous architects Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa will discuss the being and state of architecture.

The new Design Club scholarship supports young people's ideas

10. tammikuu 2018

The purpose is to promote business opportunities for design and art.

Finnish network model for art education doctoral studies has international potential

19. joulukuu 2017

Aalto University coordinated a Finnish art education doctoral studies (FADS) consortium over four years.


Architect students’ Lähi(ö)tori Exhibition in the Learning Centre

6. joulukuu 2017

The students visioned revitalizing of the Haaga, Malmi and Vuosaari suburban squares. Their exhibition Lähi(ö)tori was seen at the Lähiöfest2017 festival in Teurastamo this autumn.

Yrjö Sotamaa receives the Golden Estlander Medal

6. joulukuu 2017

Professor Yrjö Sotamaa from Aalto University has been awarded the Golden Estlander Medal 2017 by Design Forum Finland.

Honored Other

Design For Government raised interest in the EU Design Days 2017

4. joulukuu 2017

Aalto University’s Design for Government (DfG) course and its outcomes were presented at the EU Design Days on 19–20 September in Brussels.


Aalto University’s fashion students’ works at an exhibition in Tokyo

22. marraskuu 2017

The fashion students’ collections are presented at an invitational exhibition at the famous 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3 in Tokyo, Japan on 2–3 December, 2017.

Press releases

Art of Research conference 2017 focuses on artist-researcher as catalyst

20. marraskuu 2017

Aalto University is organizing the sixth Art of Research conference November 29-30 by theme “Catalyses, interventions and transformations”.

Students planned a rooftop sauna in the centre of London

20. marraskuu 2017

A Finnish sauna has opened London, shimmering on evening light on the banks of the River Thames. The sauna is the result of Aalto's and Southbank Centre's co-operation.


Kela's new maternity package is designed by Robert Lönnqvist

15. marraskuu 2017

New look for the 2018 edition of the Finnish maternity package is Day Dream, designed by Aalto University Master's student Robert Lönnqvist. The maternity package will turn 80 years next year and is given out by Kela.

Department of Design well established in the Global Grad Show in Dubai

15. marraskuu 2017

Four projects from the Department of Design have been curated to be exhibited at the Global Grad Show 13-18 November 2017 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

ETH Zurich's Dietmar Eberle on campus (Recap)

1. marraskuu 2017

A visit to Aalto University by Dietmar Eberle, Professor at ETH Zurich Department of Architecture.

Director Aku Louhimies studies the practices of film directing

27. lokakuu 2017

The new film version of the novel The Unknown Soldier has its premiere last week. For the film's director Aku Louhimies, the film also serves as a research subject at Aalto University.

Science and art

Kokoon nominated as Wood Award candidate

23. lokakuu 2017

The Kokoon house of Aalto University students is among the 15 Wood Award 2017 nominees. The house provides a compact solution for the challenges of temporary accommodation.


Welcome to the Island of Trojan Horses!

16. lokakuu 2017

An exhibition, or rather an island for reading and discussing questions about working life, is brought to the Aalto University Learning Centre Lobby by the Trojan Horse collective.

Media students ready for space festival in India

11. lokakuu 2017

After a year of developing, testing, sharing and experimenting, the Aalto University Media students are ready to move their space-related installation to India.

Contribute to the Dipoli Living Room Housewarming

11. lokakuu 2017

There is an accumulative exhibition project going on in Dipoli that grows across three weeks, until October 27.

Alumni Elina Brotherus on exhibition in Paris

3. lokakuu 2017

Aalto University alumni, photographer Elina Brotherus has an exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The exhibition "Règle du jeu" (Game Rules) presents a renewed Brotherus.


Heidi Karjalainen is the Young Designer of the Year 2017

27. syyskuu 2017

MA fashion student Heidi Karjalainen won the prize of the Young Designer of the Year. Her design of the Finnish folk costume combines traditional men's pinstripe with women's formal party wear.

Other Honored

Immersive tour into Rembrandt’s painting from 1632

25. syyskuu 2017

Interactive diorama, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is a virtual reality simulation, that takes a visitor deep into a painting by Rembrandt from 1632. It allows an immersive exploration in a space beyond the 2D surface.


Photography student Karl Ketamo’s work in the Photo X Photoville

25. syyskuu 2017

Aalto University MA student from the photographic unit, Karl Ketamo, has been curated to be part of the Rotterdam Photo X Photoville photo festival 12-24 September. Ketamo is one of four visual artists presented in the festival’s exhibition “(Un)Bound”.

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