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Salon 26: What is Finnish Design Culture?

Wednesday 24 October, 1400h Design Factory Aalto University Betonimiehenkuja 5C 02150 Espoo Google map Panel: Päivi Hietanen, City Design Manager of the Helsinki Lab. Petteri Kolinen, CEO Design Forum Finland Kari Korkman, CEO, Helsinki Design Week Suvi Saloniemi, Chief Curator, Design Museum Helsinki … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 25: Design School Imaginaries in Neoliberal Times

This Salon came during the heady and feverish season of art and design degree shows in the UK. Once the display boards are dismantled, the degree results promulgated and we’ve swept up, there is often a feeling of summer ennui. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Brexit design: how will it function in and out of Europe?

Twenty-five years ago, I ran a series of talks at the Leeds City Art Gallery called ‘Design into Europe’. 1992 was the watershed year of the Maastricht Treaty that would lead to the creation of the Euro. And on 1 January … Continue reading

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Reflections on Alternative Exchange: how does design create alternative economies in contemporary culture?

Within the cool interior of the Angewandte Innovation Laboratory in Vienna (26 January 2017), this Salon unfolded in multilayered ways. This reflects the multiple sites, publics and processes through which alternative exchange systems take place, making them often allusive but … Continue reading

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