Digital Design Evening
Tuesday, 27th of October at 4 pm – 8 pm
October’s Design Evening will be organized online and mostly in English! During the evening we get to explore design from the perspective of travels. The best part is that you can take part in your home couch. The programme of the evening consists of Design Talk plus guided tour and quick visits to Travel as a Tool exhibition.
Online tour to Travel as a Tool exhibition
At 5 pm (in Finnish)
Guided tour to our main exhibition Travel as a Tool. The exhibition considers the significance of travel for the work of Nordic designers from the 1940s to the present day. Travelling has been a source of new ideas and inspiration for designers and architects. They have provided valuable contacts and created new opportunities, along with introducing designers to materials and manufacturing methods. Due to the current situation, travelling has come to an unexpected halt. This exhibition gives current affairs a point of reference in past decades – at a time before long-distance travel became an everyday matter.
Design Talk: How has travelling affected the work of contemporary designers?
At 6 pm, Live streaming on Facebook (in English) You can also follow that discussion here
We have invited three young designers to join us for Design Evening’s panel discussion. They will disclose how travelling has affected and inspired their work as designers. The discussion will be hosted by Nimco Hussein from Design Museum.
Quick visits to the Travel as a Tool
During the Design Evening, we do quick visits to Travel as a Tool exhibition with the panellists of Design Talk. Follow Design Museums page on Instagram and get to know our main exhibition from a different perspective. Designers Tito Williams II, Tzuyu Chen and Yuzhou Wang have each picked out their favourite object – or an object that speaks to them at the moment – from the Travel as a Tool exhibition.
Get to know the panellists!
Tito Williams II is a designer who as at times has adopted many titles. He has been referred to as a service designer, collaborative designer, human-centred designer, and social designer. No matter the title building meaningful relationships and being of service to the holistic needs of people are the things that drive his passion for design. Originally from Wilmington Delaware USA, he fell in love with tackling social challenge in homelessness and education while pursuing my B.S in Industrial Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA. In 2016 he continued this passion for Designing with and for people at Aalto university, ultimately graduating with an M.A in collaborative an industrial design. Today Williams work as a Service Designer for Scope Impact were he looks to solve global and public health challenges in communities around the world.
Tzuyu Chen is a designer, a craft practitioner. She has graduated from Crafts & Design at the National Taiwan University of Arts (BA), New Taipei, Taiwan and Contemporary Design at Aalto University (MA) Helsinki, Finland. Her work investigates the generative power of craft as a socially engaged practice for critical reflections and value regenerations. She explores the narrativity of human-material engagement and how it is embodied through artefacts. In her creative practices, Tzuyu considers craft making as a dialogical practice for establishing conversations with our surrounding environments.
Yuzhou Wang is a Designer based in Helsinki, Finland. He aspires to be a socially responsible designer and hopes to create a greater social impact through his work. He has extensive expertise in visual design including user interface design, data visualization, illustration and photography. His current work explores how to apply visual methods to facilitate social research. He holds a Master’s degree in Visual Communication Design from Aalto University.