From 4 pm to 8 pm
At the first Design Evening of the Fall, we dive into the world of Critical Tide. Critical Tide exhibition explores the ways design can influence the state of the Ocean and make it better. This Design Night is also the last free evening during the Secret Universe exhibition.
Free guided tours for the changing exhibitions
17.00 the Secret Universe exhibition, 2nd floor (in Finnish)
18.00 the Critical Tide exhibition, 0. floor (in Finnish)
19.00 the Critical Tide exhibition, 0. floor, 0.krs (in English)
The Mask Workshop and installation 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Aamu Song and Johan Olin, who created Secret Universe, have also made for this exhibition a participatory work for the public with encounters and making as its main aspects. It invites people to make things together, to draw, touch and discuss matters. During the exhibition, people can add their own faces to empty canvases and give the masks a personality.
Visitors can participate in preparing the work in an open workshop held once a month. The participants will leave the pieces that they have made to be displayed as part of the installation.
“Speculative Jobs” Role Play workshop at the Design Eve form 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm
A pop up “job centre” invites participants to imagine, explore, and act out speculative jobs in the context of co-inhabitation. What would it mean to get paid for interspecies care? The role play will take place in an alternative society where biodiversity is the currency. The workshop aims to enable citizens within coastal communities to take action in the age of climate crisis.
This role-playing exercise opens up the practices of Critical Design. People can observe and wonder about the methods of contemporary design.
The participants of this performative workshop are Contemporary Design students from Aalto University.
The workshop facilitators:
Tzuyu Chen is a designer and ceramics-based artist. She has studied Crafts & Design at the National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei, and Contemporary Design at Aalto University, Helsinki.
Tzuyu explores the interconnected relationships between humans and non-humans. Generating dialogue with our environment through craft, she aims to situate social issues within the contemporary design framework.
Aino Tuovinen is a critical practitioner with an interest in design philosophy. She has studied Design at Goldsmiths, University of London and Contemporary Design at Aalto University, Helsinki.
Aino interrogates the role of human desires in Western societies through active, accessible, and collaborative interventions. She designs for human and non-human stakeholders to propose alternative systems.
Open Studio at the Department of Seaweed from 6 pm to 8 pm
Explore different materials and meet the Designer Julia Lohmann and her team in an Open Studio. At the Critical Tide exhibition space.
Pictures: Oki Naganode seaweed sculpture by Julia Lohmann. Picture by Noortje Knulst Students of Aalto University doing an empathy exercise on the Kristineberg marine research center