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Public Defense of Maarit Aakko’s Dissertation Fashion In-between

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MA Maarit Aakko will defend her dissertation Fashion In-between. Artisanal Design and Production of Fashion on Friday 19 August 2016 at Aalto University School of Art and Design, Hämeentie 135C, 8th floor (the big lecture hall, 822).

The opponent will be professor Hazel Clark from Parsons School of Design (The New School), and the custos will be professor Kirsi Niinimäki from Aalto University Department of Design. The discussion will be in English.

Waste cotton project visits Shanghai

In February researchers from Aalto got the first ever H&M Global Change Award together with VTT and University of Helsinki (more info at Aalto University web page). The award came together with a one year innovation training program. As a part of that Marjaana Tanttu from FTFutures and Michael Hummel from Aalto Chem were participating a one week workshop in Shanghai.

This really interesting week included visits to H&M production and sales offices, and a factory visit to two Far Eastern Group textile factories, focusing on knitting, dyeing and garment manufacturing. During the week we learned a lot about textile process chain and volume of production in China. Below  is the first half of a factory hall devoted for fabric opening and quality check!

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Fashion Colloquia São Paulo: Namkyu Chun & Julia Valle Noronha

Two members of F/T Futures, Namkyu Chun and Julia Valle Noronha, will participate and present their paper at Fashion Colloquia São Paulo.

When? April 11-15

Where? 4 different institutions in Sao Paulo, including Escola de Artes, Ciencias e Humanidades (EACH-USP, official host of the event), Faculdade Santa Marcelina (FASM) and Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU).

More info (Fashion Colloquia São Paulo)

 

A process revolutionizing cotton recycling wins the H&M Global Change Award

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The Ioncell-F™ process adapted for the conversion of waste-cotton into new textile was awarded as one of five winners among 2,700 proposals.

The award of 300 000 euros was presented by HRH Crown Princess Victoria to  Designer in Residence Pirjo Kääriäinen, Professor Ali Harlin, Professor Herbert Sixta and Postdoctoral researcher Michael Hummel.

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Julia Valle’s Researchers’ Breakfast at Aalto Media Factory (Feb. 12)

What? Dress(v.): Investigating a Design Practice from the Maker’s Viewpoint

The project aims at raising awareness towards the experience of dressing through creative pattern cutting.

When? 8:30-10:00am, February 12th, 2016

Where? Aalto Media Factory Auditorium (Hämeentie 135 A 3rd floor, Helsinki, Finland)

For more information: Link