• Exhibition

Designs for a Cooler Planet

  • Industrial design and products
  • Architecture
  • Interior
  • Urban planning
  • Fashion and textile design
  • Sustainability
  • Food
Sep 3, Thu 15:00-21:00
Sep 4, Fri 08:00-18:00
Sep 7, Mon 08:00-18:00
Sep 8, Tue 08:00-18:00
Sep 9, Wed 08:00-18:00
Sep 10, Thu 08:00-18:00
Sep 11, Fri 08:00-18:00
Sep 12, Sat 09:00-17:00
Otaniementie 14
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

Aalto University as part of the Helsinki Design Week declares a Designs for a Cooler Planet theme month, which will gather four inspiring exhibitions and related events on September 2–25, 2020.

We are in a race for a cooler planet

The clock is counting down. Current issues concerning energy production, single-use products and packaging, aggressive urbanisation and unsustainable consumption are alarming and require radical change.

Achieving our goal of a sustainable transition requires focused, novel approaches from all areas of society. Meet our four brave teams in four exhibitions who have important goals to meet.

It’s our future, so there’s everything to play for.


In these four exhibitions our community presents over 30 projects that show how collaboration between designers, researchers and stakeholders can lead to better solutions for people and the environment to help us reach the SDGs.

In 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations introduced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core.

We now have ten years left to reach the SDGs. To make the necessary shifts, we need intelligent and well-designed solutions, designed together as teams.

REGISTER to visit the Cooler Planet exhibitions at Otaniemi:

Dear visitors according to the current coronavirus guidelines, only the Aalto students and personnel can visit the Otaniemi campus exhibitions without pre-booking. 

> enroll to Hack our Habitat exhibition, Vuorimiehentie 2A
> enroll to see three exhibitions at once, at Väre: Close the loops, Consume consciously and Farewell to fossil fuels


See the day by day program for all virtual events and enroll to the workshops, panel discussions and talks:


This race isn’t won with speed, it’s won with creativity.

The event is a part of Helsinki Design Week’s official festival programme and is one of the EU Green Week 2020 PARTNER EVENT’s. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and the event will follow all of the rules and regulations set by the Finnish authorities. The safety of the employees, students and visitors is always prioritised.




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