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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16 Apr 2018

Group X’s Professor Jarmo Suominen, together with artist Bao Xiying, have received with their artwork “Light of my life” the third prize in the public art competition for the artwork to Alberganportti light traffic underpass in Leppävaara, organised by the City of Espoo. More information about the competition here…

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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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13 Nov 2017

Bilbao 15-18 November 2017 The travelling Human Cities exhibition in 2016-2018 presents the process and results of co-creating activities in the experimental Labs of all the Human Cities partners in ten different European cities. The next upcoming Exhibition is landing in Bilbao during the Bilbao Design Week. Every exhibition…

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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
08 Sep 2017
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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08 Jun 2017

Group X will participate in the Sri Lanka Hambantota International Cultural Exchange Centre and Innovation Expo Action Plan Workshop, an international workshop with local government and Universities to be held in Sri Lanka from June 21th to 27th, 2017. Academic institutions taking part in the workshop are the Shanghai…

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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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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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29 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016

Service Logic in Architecture course welcomes students to design architectural solutions with a social, instrumental value for users, basing on the “School as a Service” case in Otaniemi. During the course, students will be familiarized with the concept of service architecture, will develop a method of using a service…

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03 Oct 2016

Sino Finnish 100 Challenge is organized during 2017 in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong in co-operation with Finnish and Chinese universities, companies, cities, public organizations and innovative individuals. SF 100 Challenge is carried out as main event of the Finland 100 anniversary program in China. SF 100 Challenge utilizes Finnish…

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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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16 Nov 2015

Today Group X and the Labs for Learners studio attended the launch event of the new school based on the concept of School as a Service. The event was held at the Urban mill on Otaniemi campus, and was hosted by our Adjunct Professor Jarmo Suominen, Kristiina Erkkilä from…

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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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02 Jun 2015

Group X and the Aalto University Department of Architecture will organize a summer workshop & studio in collaboration with Royal College of Art in London. The studio aims for a new solution for those schoolchildren and teachers in Espoo, whose own school is under repair: a permanent transient school. This…

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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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