All posts by Essi Karell

In Exhibition: 10 000 years of design – Man, matter, metamorphosis

Innovations developed in research projects DWoc and Trash-2-Cash  will be presented in a curated exhibition 10 000 years of design – Man, matter, metamorphosis. The exhibition focuses on the unique development of Finnish material culture and design as a result of a specific dialogue between society and ecosystem.

10 000 vuotta muotoilua – Ihminen, aine, metamorfoosi -näyttely esittelee DWoC ja Trash-2-Cash -tutkimusprojekteissa kehitettyjä innovaatioita. Näyttely haastaa meidät pohtimaan ihmistä osana ekosysteemiä sekä ihmisen suhdetta materiaaleihin ja esineisiin.

Time: 12.10.2018-24.2.2019
Place: The National Museum of Finland / Suomen Kansallismuseo

More information:
https://www.kansallismuseo.fi/fi/naeyttelyt/10-000-vuotta-muotoilua-ihminen-aine-metamorfoosi
https://www.trash2cashproject.eu/
https://cellulosefromfinland.fi/design-driven-value-chains-in-the-world-of-cellulose/

Future Fabric

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Professor Kirsi Niinimäki had a presentation “Futures Fabrics, Futures Consumption” at Helsinki Design Week‘s event Future Fabric on 18th of September. The event was organised by Helsinki Think Company in a Science corner (Tiedekulma). Helsinki Think Company is the entrepreneurship society of the University of Helsinki.

MILTÄ NÄYTTÄÄ TEKSTIILITEOLLISUUDEN TULEVAISUUS?
Tähän kysymykseen tarjosi vastauksia Future Fabric tapahtuma 18.9.2018. Osana Helsinki Design Weekiä järjestetetyssä puhujatapahtumassa tarkasteltiin suomalaisen muodin tulevaisuutta kolmesta näkökulmasta: Tulevaisuuden materiaaliteknologiat. Miten luoda uusia, ympäristöystävällisempiä materiaaleja? Mikä rooli perustutkimuksella on uusien materiaalien synnyssä? Teknologiasta teollisuuteen; Onko kalliista innovaatioista vaatealan mullistajiksi? Entä voiko pienestä maasta ponnistaen selättää skaalautuvuuden haasteet? Professori Kirsi Niinimäki piti tapahtumassa puheenvuoron näkökulmalla, Tulevaisuuden tekstiilit ja tulevaisuuden kuluttaminen.

Think First – Panel discussion at Habitare 2018

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September 15, 2018. Doctoral Candidate Essi Karell took part in “Think First” panel discussion addressing the topic “design and nature” as part of Habitare Interior, Design & Furniture Fair 2018. The question of how design can contribute to environmental protection was approached from the perspectives of design, production and consumption with the other panelists Teemu Järvi (designer, artist) and Rudi Merz (carpenter, furniture designer). The panel was moderated by Piia Lehtinen from Designmuseo.

More about Habitare: https://habitare.messukeskus.com

Aalto Design Research: Fasttalk Superday at HDW 2018

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Doctoral candidates Namkyu Chun and Essi Karell presented their research in the format of three-minute mini talks in the “Fasttalk Superday”, where wide variety of research topics were introduced  by Aalto University’s design researchers. The event was part of the official program of Helsinki Design Week and took place in the Helsinki City Hall on the 10th of September 2018.

Namkyu Chun “What other roles can fashion designers play rather than dressing the public?”
Essi Karell “Design for textile recycling – Addressing textile material circulation through clothing design”

More info: https://www.helsinkidesignweek.com/events/aalto-design-research-fasttalk-superday/

“Design Research meets the Industry” at Tallinn Design Festival 2018

September 12, 2018. Doctoral Candidate Julia Valle-Noronha presented her research at the event “Textile Futures: Design Research meets the Industry”   organized by the Estonian Academy of Arts. The event was part of the official program of the 13th Tallinn Design Festival 10-16 September 2018.

The title of Valle’s presentation was: “On time and surprise as a space for design.”

More info: http://disainioo.ee/2018-program/eka-disaini-uurimus-kohtub-toostusega

Observations of multidisciplinary collaboration in Trash-2-Cash research project

The leader of F/T Futures Professor Kirsi Niinimäki provides a summary of findings from the article Outside the “Comfort Zone”: Designing Unknown in a Multidisciplinary Setting in Trash-2-Cash blog. 

Trash-2-Cash (T2C) research project has brought together partners from multiple disciplines with various knowledge backgrounds to work towards new material innovations.  Kirsi Niinimäki’s, Marjaana Tanttu’s and Cindy Kohtala’s article Outside the ”Comfort Zone”: Designing Unknown in a Multidisciplinary Setting, published in The Design Journal in 2017, provides observations from the beginning of the collaborative process in T2C. Check the main findings explained by Niinimäki in Trash-2-Cash blog (published April 19, 2018).

More information:
http://trash2cashproject.eu/