More than a hundred events of the successful Aalto Festival presented the University


This year’s Aalto Festival kicked off already in April with the Student Union-organised Aalto Open Air district event in Otaniemi.

The festival spread around the Capital Region via events organised in various districts between 2 and 31 May.

During the festival, the public was offered opportunities to explore the University’s versatile know-how. Aalto Festival entertained the public with all kinds of robots, films, calculations, experiments, games, art, formulas, buildings, proposals, algorithms, animations, prototypes, speeches and ideas.

This year, the objective was to celebrate the 100-year-old Finland with a hefty programme consisting of a hundred events, exhibitions, lectures and seminars; and this goal was magnificently achieved.

Some of Aalto Festival’s events still continue although the festival period has ended. For example, you can visit the BoA'17 graduation exhibition of Design students until Midsummer Eve (23 June) and explore the Department of Architecture Master’s theses at Kampin Laituri until the end of June. The exhibition of the students of Aalto University’s multidisciplinary course Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors: Mathematics Meets Arts and Architecture will be open until the end of August at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre.

Until October, you can explore the displays of Aalto University’s Design for Government course and New Biomateriality Lab as part of the Design Museum’s exhibition Enter and Encounter. The exhibition invites the public to encounter the changes in design and society positively and without prejudice.

Up-to-date opening times and information on the exhibitions open during the summer can be found on the Aalto Festival web site

Thank you visitors, thank you organisers; you made Aalto Festival brilliant! See you again in 2018.

Aalto Festival, Global Impact, photo Alisa Javits

Global Impact: Sustainable Global Technologies Studio, 22.5.2017

Aalto Festival Pack-Age Show, photo Alisa Javits

Pack-Age Gala, 24.5.2017

Aalto Festival Visualizing Knowledge, photo Alisa Javits

Visualizing Knowledge, 29.05.2017

Photos: Alisa Javits