• Exhibition

Aalto University Otaniemi: Designs for a Cooler Planet

  • Industrial design and products
  • Architecture
  • Urban planning
  • Fashion and textile design
  • Service design
  • Graphic design
  • Sustainability
Sep 4, Wed 24h
Sep 5, Thu 24h
Sep 6, Fri 24h
Sep 9, Mon 24h
Sep 10, Tue 24h
Sep 11, Wed 24h
Sep 12, Thu 24h
Sep 13, Fri 24h
Sep 14, Sat 24h
Sep 15, Sun 24h
Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

The Aalto University campus in Otaniemi is one of the main venues for the festival.

We want to keep the planet viable, and the next ten years will be crucial. Finns consume energy and natural resources four times over the sustainable level. During September 5-26, Aalto University’s unique Designs for a Cooler Planet exhibition ensemble will introduce solutions that support more sustainable lifestyles. Otaniemi galleries present eleven multidisciplinary exhibitions at which we can learn about future cruisers, the climate impact of construction waste, ecological textiles, products made of new biomaterials, participatory development of a city district as well as Finland’s exhibition from the Venice Biennial curated by Aalto.

As part of the event there are two satellite exhibitions both related in water pollution:

Fragile Water at the Helsinki Airport (open for passengers).
Department of Seaweed, Critical Tide at the Helsinki Design Museum by Design Club.

As a part of the Opening on the 4th of September, there will be PechaKucha Night. More details can be found here. 

Please notice that exhibitions are located in four different buildings (Dipoli, Väre, Learning Center and Beta Space at Undergraduate Centre) at the Otaniemi campus area. Check addresses and exact opening hours from exhibition pages. Language in each exhibition: English

Nordic Rebels: Goose bumpifying learning for societal agency


Archilux: A cruise ship for Finnish lakes, archipelago and coastal region


Urban transitions for cooler futures: Imagining Malminkartano in 2050


Circwood: Recirculating wood within the built environment


New Silk – What can we learn from spiders?


Envisioning the future of packaging


Natural Indigo: New Luxury from Northern Fields


ChemArtsing with Bio-based Materials


Traces from the Anthropocene. Working with Soil


Urban Façades


Designs For a Cooler Planet-exhibition


Otaniemi Walk


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