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Weekly Tips: What to do in November


In November we participate in design seminars, explore the Californian design culture and maybe venture even outside the city limits. Weekly Tips introduces the most interesting events in town, covering all things design and related.

Duoji vuoigŋa – design from the Sami culture

Sami people conquer the National Museum on the 10th and 11th of November. The two-day event provides a versatile view to the Sami culture and history. Approaching the Sami traditions through women’s roles, this event suits everybody interested in the culture. During the weekend the museum will display poster art by the Suohpanterror group as well as two exhibitions presenting Sami arts and crafts. The museum shop will function as a pop-up store for the Sami arts and crafts association.
Duoji vuoigŋa – design from the Sami culture
The National Museum of Finland
Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki

California Exhibition at the Design Museum

This touring exhibition organized by the London Design Museum presents design from the west coast of the United States and embodies the strong impact that California has had on the design culture. On the same day, the Design Museum Gallery will exhibit the winner of this year’s Kaj Franck design award. We’ll publish the name of the winner later.

The Design Museum
Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki

Digitalist Design Forum

The purpose of this event organized in the morning is to increase understanding of design thinking, to provide practical examples of using design to increase competitive edge in business and to encourage continuous brand experience development. The event is targeted at design producers, buyers and designers alike.

Digitalist Design Forum
16.11. at 8-12
Salomonkatu 15, Helsinki

NODUS Talks: Design + Governance

NODUS Talks series is organized by NODUS Design for Sustainability Research Group of Aalto University, bringing together researchers and practitioners on topics relevant to design, innovation and sustainability. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, both held in English. Discussing about design and governance are Professor Ramia Mazé and Lead Service Designer Juha Kronqvist.

NODUS Talks: Design + Governance
16.11. at 16-18
The Design Museum
Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki

STILL / LIFE Tapio Wirkkala Retrospective

Exhibition space Aukio (“Square”) dedicated to design will open at EMMA on the 17th of November. It will permanently present a collection of Tapio Wirkkala and Rut Bryk’s works. Its first temporary exhibition is the STILL / LIFE Tapio Wirkkala Retrospective curated by designer Harri Koskinen.

STILL / LIFE Tapio Wirkkala Retrospective
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Ahertajantie 5, Espoo

Design District Market

Design District Helsinki is a market of local design classics, top products and interesting novelties at Old Student House on the 26th of November. In addition to interior design, fashion, jewellery and art, this event features local delicacies. Families with children will have an opportunity to participate in a free-of-charge art workshop.

Design District Market
26.11. at 10-18
Old Student House
Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki

– the annual exhibition of the Finnish visual art associations

Helsinki is not the only place in Finland to discover fascinating works of art. This is easier to remember after visiting the annual exhibition of Finnish visual art associations in the Riihimäki Art Museum. The exhibition will present curiously delightful and thought-provoking works from 23 different artists. An art excursion to Riihimäki – why not?

Kyllä – the annual exhibition of the Finnish visual art associations
Riihimäki Art Museum
Temppelikatu 8, Riihimäki

Helsinki Design Week Podcast

Sometimes – especially in the dark of November – it is completely okay to stay at home. We have a great idea for your cozy nights at home: the Helsinki Design Week podcasts. They have been created with the fans of design and urban culture in mind. The whole series can be found on iTunes and GooglePlay, featuring the voices of Linda Liukas, Saku Tuominen and Marko Ahtisaari among others. Grab a cup of tea, snuggle on the sofa and listen to captivating discussions about the future of cities, design and technology.
Helsinki Design Week Podcast


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