• Workshop

Architecture and Design Learning DesignLab: Mini Jam

Sep 11, Fri 08:30-14:00
Korkeavuorenkatu 23
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

A&DO Learning Centre for Architecture and Design organizes the very first DesignLab: Mini Jam. Inspirational talks from Finland and Scotland will set the beat for jamming: What kind of tone does the participation of the citizens bring to urban design in Helsinki? What kind of background chords does the Tampere learning laboratory tune in to? How did Design in Motion, which toured in Dundee, Scotland, rhythmically help to give rythm to a new museum? How does architecture and design education swing in Elementary School?

After the talks, we all get together to jam ideas on what future architecture and design learning in nationally touring DesignLab could look like. The search includes harmonies as well as discords, faster runs, legato, staccato – all ingredients are needed to create the best possible composition.

This event in collaboration with the City of Helsinki, both Helsinki and Dundee are part of UNESCO – Creative Cities network and UNESCO Cities of Design.

Registration for the live workshop ends on Wednesday 9 September. Places are limited and will be filled in the order of registration. Those who register for the physical event will be sent an invitation with additional information on how to participate. Online participants will be sent an invitation link to the event.

Registration: Architecture and Design Learning DesignLab: Mini Jam (at Design Museum)

Registration: Architecture and Design Learning DesignLab: Mini Jam (online)


Location: Design Museum Helsinki and online 

Time: 11th of September, 8.30-14.00 UTC+2 

The event is hosted by the A&DO Learning Centre for Architecture and Design as a part of Helsinki Design Week 2020. The event is made possible by the City of Helsinki. There is pre-registration for the event. 


08:30 Morning coffee at the museum 

09:00 Jukka Savolainen, Museum Director, Design Museum Helsinki and Arja-Liisa Kaasinen, Interim Director, Head of Collaboration and Engagement, Museum of Finnish Architecture 

Welcoming words 

09:20 A&DO Team  

What is A&DO – Learning Centre for Architecture and Design? 

09:40 Hanna Harris, Chief Design Officer, City of Helsinki 

A better city for all:
Design and architecture education in Helsinki

10:00 Kasmir Jolma, architect, SAFA Finnish Association of Architects, Tampere  

Tampere Treasures of Architecture and Design 

10:15 Linda Vannidesigner, Design Academy for children and young people 

Design Learning: Designer at school  

10:30 Joanna Mawdsley, Head of Learning, V&A Dundee (remote guest)  

Design in Motion 

10:50 Katie Murrie, Lead Consultant, Service Design Academy & co-founder Service Design in Education (remote guest) 

What is EduJam? Intro to SDinEducation 

11:00 Online event ends, jamming at the Design Museum continues 

11:00 Lunch break at the Museum 

11:45 DesignLab jamming inspired by the EduJaminteractive workshops 

13:00 Sharing the ideas, feedback 

13:45 Closing words, the event ends 

You can participate in the discussion on Twitter using #ADOfinland #minijam. 

 The event is part of the UK’s first EduJam hosted by The Service Design in Education Network (#SDinED) and Service Design Academy. Fancy for more jamming? Join at EduJamUK online event 11th-13th September. More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edjuam-tickets-115328320110 

A&DO – Learning Centre for Architecture and Design 

Architecture and design belong to everyone. A&DO – Learning Centre for Architecture and Design wants to encourage people to learn about their living environment by sharing experiences and doing things together. The centre is established in 2020–2023 with the help of the Museum Vision grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. I. spring 2021, A&DO launches a touring DesignLab, which travels in six different locations in Finland to inspire people to learn about architecture and design.

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