• Exhibition

Urban Transitions for Cooler Futures: Imagining Malminkartano in 2050

  • Urban planning
  • Sustainability
Sep 5, Thu 08:00-21:00
Sep 6, Fri 08:00-20:00
Sep 7, Sat 09:00-17:00
Sep 9, Mon 08:00-21:00
Sep 10, Tue 08:00-21:00
Sep 11, Wed 08:00-21:00
Sep 12, Thu 08:00-21:00
Sep 13, Fri 08:00-20:00
Sep 14, Sat 09:00-17:00
Otaniementie 14
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

Cities are critical intervention points to address climate change, and there is an urgent need to transform both how we live in cities and how cities support our needs. The Urban Transitions and Futures course focuses on developing transitions to sustainable post-carbon cities by using design-led future-focused thinking. Students develop visions for sustainable urban futures and strategies of experimentation to achieve these visions. In 2019, the course focused on the Malminkartano neighbourhood in Helsinki.

The exhibition consists of a short video, photographs and student posters. The video highlights the importance of urban transitions and mutual learnings in this collaborative, transdisciplinary course from the eyes of the students, the City of Helsinki and the course instructor. The posters display research insights, the co-created visions for the Malminkartano district in Helsinki in 2050, and paths for achieving these visions.

Location: Aalto University, Väre, K Corridor Art Gallery
Open: 5-26 September 2019

Urban Transitions and Futures course is jointly offered by the Creative Sustainability masters program, Aalto University and the Urban Studies and Planning master’s programme, University of Helsinki and delivered by Idil Gaziulusoy who is Professor of Sustainable Design at the Department of Design, School of ARTS, Aalto University. 

Working group: Idil Gaziulusoy, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design, The School of Arts, Design and Architecture, master students from Aalto University and University of Helsinki, City of Helsinki, citizens of Malminkartano neighbourhood

Contact: idil.gaziulusoy@aalto.fi

This exhibition is part of Aalto University’s Designs for a Cooler Planet exhibition ensemble at Otaniemi.
More info: bit.ly/acoolerplanet

Aalto University Otaniemi: Designs for a Cooler Planet

Aalto University Otaniemi: Designs for a Cooler Planet

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