From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month
Experience design at Design Museum’s Design Evenings when we have free entry to all our exhibitions and events!
Design Evening programme on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
16-20 Free entry
16-19 Tools for Everyday workshop (in Finnish and in English)
17-17:30 Guided tour to Design for Every Body exhibition (in Finnish)
18-19 A discussion by Kiia Beilinson and Nimco Hussein: Equality is Not Ready – Critique as a Tool for Designers (in Finnish)
What could make your life easier, safer, kinder? What could give hope, fun and creativity to your everyday? A pocket size map to travel the world, a hugging pillow that smells like your loved ones, a portable garden to relax in when stuck in traffic. Or a vacuum cleaner that sucks in all the bad things happening in the world for good. Let’s dream and design together!
At the ‘Tools for Everyday’ workshop we will engage in a curiosity-led process to imagine, draw, craft and build inspiring, inventive ideas and objects that could help take on the world of today. In the workshop we will be imagining inventions to tackle our everyday challenges and expand the notion of what design means for all of us.
Join us and let’s share knowledge, ideas and learn from one another, building relationships and imagining futures together! No prior knowledge of design or arts necessary – people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to participate!
The workshop will be held in English and Finnish according to the individual needs of the group. Our events follow safer space guidelines. During our workshops we commit to create a safe space for everyone. Please be mindful and respectful of others, and be patient when communicating, especially if we are using different languages. All cultures, traditions, religions, genders and sensibilities are welcome and respected. No forms of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated.
The Design Museum premises and facilities are accessible by wheelchair. The workshop is organised and led by a student collective at Aalto University: Anni Haunia, Elina Julin, Henriikka Pöllänen, Ieva Laube, Jana Siren, Micol Curatolo and Valerio Sampognaro.
Equality is Not Completed – Critique as a Tool for Designers
In the main exhibition space at 6pm
In the discussion Kiia Beilinson and Nimco Hussein discuss about the process and thoughts about the audio comentary found in the Design for Every Body exhibition.
Kiia Beilinson (b.1986) is a graphic designer and artist who works as a multidisciplinary freelancer mostly in the fields of art and culture. She has graduated as Master of Art and teaches part-time in Aalto University. Her practice is rooted in communal and feminist approaches that strive for equal, decolonial and environmentally ambitious futures. Lately she’s been fascinated about posthumanism, interspecies communication, relationships and rest. Her pronouns are she or they.
Nimco Kulmiye Hussein is a curator and author who works at the intersections of research, culture and art. They worked with Kiia Beilinson on the audio commentary for the Design for Every Body exhibition.