11 May 2018

The publication Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 / Investigation has just been launched. Published by Cité du design Saint-Étienne, it is the result of the collaborative research work made from all the case studies collected by the European partners participating in the project, including Group X and Aalto…

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07 Feb 2018

We at Group X have just published the catalogue of the exhibition “Exit School of Architecture”, held in the Dipoli building on the Otaniemi campus in September 12-29, 2017, within Human Cities Helsinki 2017, the group of activities held at Aalto University last September as part of the European…

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07 Dec 2017

A new form of platform economy is revolutionising teaching at the Aalto University campus. The School as a Service model is spreading. Read the full article here.

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30 Oct 2017

Find in the next link the summary of the past Human Cities Helsinki 2017 group of events held in September: Sharing Playfulness – Human Cities Helsinki 2017. Here is the video summary: Other stories of the cities involved in the project can be found filtering by category or city…

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08 Sep 2017
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29 Aug 2017

We are happy to announce that Group X member M.Sc.(Arch.) Julle Oksanen, one of the Light & Space Academy leaders, has just become PhD in Architecture, D.Sc.(Arch.), with a dissertation titled “Design Concepts in Architectural Outdoor Lighting Design Based on Metaphors as a Heuristical Tool”. Julle defended his doctoral…

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23 Aug 2017

In September 2017 Group X representing Aalto University, Helsinki partner in the Human Cities network, welcomes the other partners from ten European cities to a unique international creative event “Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Helsinki 2017” featuring an exhibition and a collaborative workshop. Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 is…

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21 Aug 2017

Aalto University and MIT Media Lab wish to use Aalto University Otaniemi campus and its surroundings as a Living Lab to test and evaluate urban innovation. To foster a mutually beneficial collaboration, MIT and AU have initiated a cooperation on the creation of the City Science Lab @ Aalto…

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12 May 2017

Human Cities Event / Ljubljana 23–27 May 2017 PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces. A joint event of EU Human Cities: Challenging the city scale project (Creative Europe 2014-2020) and AESOP’s thematic group…

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31 Mar 2017

Group X’s postdoctoral researcher Fernando Nieto is the new innovation agent for Aalto ARTS in 2017. He will represent the Department of Architecture in the Innovation Scout project, a Tekes KINO project owned by Tuija Pulkkinen from Research and Innovation Services and Aalto University’s Vice President of Research and…

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10 Mar 2017

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Saint-Étienne 2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 9th March – 9th April 2017 After the launch of the project and a first workshop in 2015, Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale comes back in Saint-Etienne for the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017, to share with the audience…

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24 Feb 2017

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 March 13-14, 2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017 Context The Cité du design, which leds the European project Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale, has carried out experiments on the subject of the “Urban scale in question” since 2015. In the contemporary urban context,…

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15 Feb 2017

Belgrade Design Week welcomes its partners from eleven European cities to a unique international creative event “HUMAN CITIES/ SHARING CLOUD – Kragujevac 2017”, inviting the broadest public, citizens and citizens initiatives, architects, urban planers, the creative community, artists, economists, municipal administrations, media, academia and students from Serbia and the…

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06 Feb 2017

The project School as a Service (SaaS), developed conceptually by Group X at Aalto University Department of Architecture in collaboration with the City of Espoo, has been awarded with the Quality Innovation Award 2016 in the category of Education. More information about the prize here. The project keeps on…

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14 Sep 2016

Welcome to Tongji-Aalto Postgraduate Seminar on Sustainable Design ——Service logic for shaping future living environment Date: 7th October 2016 Time: 9:30-11:30 / 13:30-15:00 Venue: Aalto Design Factory Our living environment is changing. It shifts from the conditions that are dominated by the idea of well-being shaped by unsustainable consumerism…

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29 Aug 2016

The project called School as a Service (SaaS), developed by Group X at Aalto University Department of Architecture and led by Professors Antti Ahlava and Jarmo Suominen, has just become reality on Otaniemi campus at Aalto University. During August 2016, 350 students from Haukilahti Upper Secondary School of the…

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08 Aug 2016

A school of today and the future is more flexible and connected to the society. Old patterns of teaching and learning are replaced with social interaction and learning together. Reporter and editor: Eini Nyman Camera: Silja Ylitalo, Eini Nyman Music: Setuniman @ freesound.org

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12 Apr 2016

In the context of the Human Cities partners meeting, to be held in Milan on April 13th-15th, the exhibition “Human Cities_ Challenging the City Scale/Milano” will be showed, where Group X at Aalto University is taking part showing the projects “School as a Service” and “Exit School of Architecture”….

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20 Mar 2016

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Milano will host the Human Cities annual meeting involving more than 30 participants from the 11 partners. The meeting will be an opportunity to share how the European cities involved in the programme, are activating public spaces, to schedule the future steps, to promote the…

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04 Dec 2015

The seminar JOT-Flexible Learning Places on new learning environments based on the concept of JOT project (Joustavat Oppimisen Tilat), organized by the City of Espoo and Group X at the Department of Architecture of Aalto University, will be held on Monday 14.12 at Urban Mill premises. The full data…

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22 Oct 2015

Group X will be present at the 7th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland ATUT 2015, to be held on October 23rd and 24th at the Department of Architecture of Aalto University, and organized by the same Department together with the Department of Architecture at Tampere University of Technology…

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18 Sep 2015

The City of Espoo has announced the project to create a new learning environment for schoolchildren in Otaniemi in collaboration with Aalto University. The objective is to start running this new school next fall semester 2016, consisting of flexible learning spaces located at Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus. The facilities…

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16 Sep 2015

The second Human Cities key activity, Recode the City Festival, will take place in London on September 21th to 23th, and Group X is excited to participate! The activity workshop is part of the Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale programme. Antti Ahlava and Pekka Tynkkynen will represent the group,…

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14 Sep 2015

As a part of the Human Cities project all the partners will host a meeting and prepare an experimentation on challenging the city scale. For our part the event is scheduled for the summer of 2017, but we have eagerly started to prepare our experimentation already. As a part…

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21 May 2015

Next Thursday May 28th, Fernando Nieto from Group X will be presenting the paper in coauthorship with Antti Ahlava “X-ing Disciplines from Architecture. The Case of Aalto ARTS”, at the International Conference on Teaching Innovation (JIDA’15 – Conference on Educational Innovation in Architecture), to be held at the School…

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09 May 2015

Our Group X’s members Antti Ahlava and Kivi Sotamaa have been awarded with an honorable mention in the international architecture competition for the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki. The competition has received 1,715 submissions from 77 countries. Their entry “Kissing Helsinki” has been the only submission from Finland that has…

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13 Mar 2015

The first Human Cities workshop will take place in Saint-Étienne on March 16th to 18th, and Group X is excited to participate! The workshop is held in the context of the International Conference Crossroads 2015, which is part of the Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale programme. Professor Antti Ahlava…

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