UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI &WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL HELSINKI 2012
DESIGNING SOCIETY THROUGH THINKING The University of Helsinki participates in the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 year with the theme “Designing society through thinking.” The university develops the Helsinkimetropolitan area culturally, socially, economically and ecologically. The university’s vision is that the concept of design includes actions which shape society and have social relevance,such as social innovations, scientific research and academic teaching – human-oriented ways of solving challenges.
READERS FROM 46 MOST POPULAR 62200 COUNTRIES LOCATIONS THINK CORNER STREET-LEVEL SCIENCE BLOG VISITORS THINK CORNER A SCIENCE POP-UP STORE 24 science themes Pilot: the Think Corner + A window to the KAISA-HOUSE university concept applied to THE NEW HELSINKI UNIVERSITY MAIN LIBRARY exhibitions and fairs 8000 ELE Café – FIRST UH APP Bookstore Helsinki Book Fair 2012 HELSINKI UNIVERSITY THE LEARNING LAB HELSINKI UNIVERSITY BULLETINS BULLETIN – DESIGNING THE FUTURE UH shop 2012 6000 BROCHURES 300 EXHIBITIONS – 500 Seats of Learning City and the Sacred DESIGNING SOCIETY VISITORS/DAY INTHE THINK CORNER 200 BLOG POSTS PASSION TO LEARN THROUGH THINKING STUDENT CAPITAL 200 Engaging Learning Environments Learning to be a Teacher World Student Capital Design Learning Helsinki Summer School JOURNALISTS GREEN ZONE OASIS OF SCIENCE Fifth Dimension Smart Design Global Environmental Change Fellmannia Living Canvas 1 ROYAL DUKE & DUCHESS
PASSION TO LEARNThe Finnish educational system andteacher training at the University ofHelsinki create a strong foundation for LEARNINGFinland’s success in PISA evaluations and TO BE Athey have become an increasingly TEACHERexport product.Projects in the Department ofTeacher Education bring togetherstrong scientific expertise to developlearning contents, physical spaces DESIGNand services and networks with the LEARNINGhelp of new technology, creating a CONFERENCEplatform for distributing the Finnishequal-opportunity model of teachingand learning both nationally andinternationally. ELE – NEW LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN TEACHER EDUCATION
DESIGN LEARNING = PROJECT MANAGERS: HEIKKI RUISMÄKI & INKERI RUOKONEN THINK CORNER ARTS & BETTER Arts and crafts education is seen as a PROGRAMME CRAFTS LEARNING holistic tool for cultural interaction and ”The recreational sprout” formation of cultural identities. Music and the good life, Heikki Ruismäki What is design learning? Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen GUEST LECTURES IN THE THINK CORNER 100 20 Special Music Centre Resonaari, Markku Kaikkonen PARTICIPANTS FROM THE PARTNERS IN THE CITY Let’s build a city, Jorge Raedo, Maria Nordin & DEPT. OF TEACHER An art experience for kids in the Kindergarten Museum as part of the Kruunuhaka 4th graders DESIGN EDUCATION Kallio Kukkii Festival. Annantalo art education, Eeva Mussaari & co. LEARNING Multicultural music day in the Sampo puppet theatre, Maija ja Maria Baric and CONFERENCE 10 – 11 MAY musicians Kruunuhaka play park. Designing the Future Night in Helthinki DESIGN 200 150 15 STIMULATES LEARNING PARTICIPANTS DESIGN NATIONALITIES LEARNING RESEARCHERS WELFARE & DESIGN WELL-BEING LEARNINGCREATIVITY PUBLICATION 2013- Design Learning theme group in the 4th International Conference on Education & Educational Psychology
ELE – NEW LEARNING ENVIRON- MENTS IN TEACHER EDUCATION PROJECT DIRECTOR: KIRSTI LONKA TEACHER + DIGITAL TOOLS + COMMUNITY LEARNING Learning environments of the future combine contact learning, pedagogical LAB practices and digital tools. 1750 490 202 49 199 116 37 VISITORS INT’L VISITORS TRAINED EXPERTS EVENTS PLANNING MEETINGS EXPERTS PARTNERS BULIMIC LEARNING MODEL NO MORE! PUBLICATIONS 3 published academic papers, 3 submitted academic articles, 7 conference papers 1 book chapter 3 master’s & doctoral theses INTERACTIVE &SOCIAL LEARNING AWARDS TECH AS PART OF TEACHING 3rd place in the International evaluation of re- search and doctoral training at the university; Kirsti Lonka University Communicator of the Year, Chosen as a RYM Oy top research group FLOW OF LEARNING 2013- We research the academic feelings of students, motivation and flow in different learning environments. What kind of earning environments are connected to learning, welfare and well-being?
LEARN HOW TO TEACHPROJECT DIRECTOR: KIRSI TIRRI EXCELLENT EXCELLENTFinland has been ranked high in the PISA TEACHER ► PUPILS TRIBUTE TOevaluations – we want to show the world, DIVERSITYwhat we are doing right. In Finland, teachers’ profes- sional ethics include taking diverse learners into account. LEARN HOW TO TEACH VIDEOS FINNISH TEACHER TEACHING PRACTICE EDUCATION The Finnish teacher education pro- 10000 550 45 32 Student teachers can practice teaching in actual learning gramme is a research-based, pedagogi- cally oriented university education which environments in our own leads to a Master’s degree. VIEWS SPECTATORS PUPILS STUDENTS teaching laboratories at the AT PUBLIC SCREENINGS University Teacher Training Schools. 9 8 5 5PARTICIPANTS FILM MAKERS FROM THE DEPT. OF TEACHER EDUCATION TEACHERS VIDEOS BECOMING A TEACHER – WHY? SCHOOL SMARTS +NATIVES DIGITAL In Finland, we can select our teachers from a very motivatedCLICK TO and high-achieving student population.WATCH! SMARTPHONES IN TEACHING COMPETITION 20 20 DONATED DONATED MOBILE VIDEO 5: SMARTPHONES IN SMARTPHONES SUBSCRIPTIONS TO BE USED IN TO BE USED IN TEACHING AND LEARNING TEACHING TEACHING
GREEN ZONE The environmental projects will create opportunities for improved quality of life and a better future. The projects seek solutions to environmental problems and develop ecosystem services for the needs of urban residents. They will create new spaces, experiences, natural areas and sustainability amid the issues of climate change, as well as mental and physical well-being. Sustainable development is an ideology and operating model that grows increa- singly effective through social discourse between urban residents and decision- makers. FIFTH DIMENSION GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE PROJECT DIRECTOR: SUSANNA LEHVÄVIRTA ART + SCIENCE Environmental research results are brought into the public discourse and environmental science is made approachable with the help of art. SOLUTIONS PRIMA MATERIA EXHIBITION + ASSISTED Research Art MIGRATION Seminars Courses 5 Can we help endangered species THE BALTIC SEA, Presentations Exhibitions migrate to more suitable areas as FORESTS AND Workshops 4 9 700 TELEVISION/ the climate changes? CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS STORIES 11 5 ARTISTS INSTALLATIONS VISITORS UNIVERSITIES RESEARCHERS CHANGING HENVI: WINTERS ART & SCIENCE The winters are changing because of global warming. The Changing Winters workshop DAYS 250 brought experts from different fields together VISITORS to discuss how our winters are changing and what effects they will have on nature, people and society. 8 63 URBANEXPERT PRESEN- ECOSYSTEM TATIONS ATTENDEES RECLAIMED SERVICES TERRITORIES 1000 Environmental art course and exhibition in the Kumpula Botanical Garden. FLYERS NATURAL 11 5 SERVICE Ecosystem services are natural WORKS OF ART resources and processes which DISCIPLINES benefit humankind.
FIFTH DIMENSION PROJECT DIRECTOR: SUSANNA LEHVÄVIRTA CITY + ROOF + DOMESTIC PLANTS Green roofs alleviate environmental INFORMATION hazards caused by urbanisation and ABOUT GREEN climate change. ROOFS TO THE HOW SHOULD IT BE PUBLIC DONE IN FINLAND? PARTNERSHIPS & MEDIA 30+ 16 8 GREENER CITY – MORE 169 141 51 SUSTAINABLE CITY NEWSLETTER NEWS PIECES PARTNERS TV AND RADIO SUBSCRIBERS INTERVIEWS VISIONS OF GREEN ROOFS DREAM ROOFS INVENTORIED EVENTS FEEDBACK FROM Seminars, presentations for the USERS, BUILDERS AND CITIZENS public, green roof excursions, international conferences, conven- 30+ 9 = A ROOF COVERED WITH VEGETATION 80 tions, fairs and expos, discussions with decision-makers RESEARCHERS TEST ROOFS PARTICIPATED Benefits from nature such as production of HIGHER 9 QUALITY OF PRESENTA-COOLS DOWN TIONS ON GREEN ROOFS 9 oxygen, absorbtion and LIFE purification of rainwater and so on. SEMINARS ABSORBS GREEN ROOF EXCURSIONS RESULTS RAINWATER OVER THE LONG HAUL SUPPORTS WELL-BEING Sustainable city planning, decision-making and MORE ECOSYSTEM construction SERVICES MORE URBAN NATURE
LIVING CANVAS Living Canvas is a product PLANTS + WALL THINK CORNER developed by UH students Mikko 23 May: What is social entrepreneurship? Sonninen and Jaakko Pesonen and 24 May: More enjoyable work place entrepreneur Oula Harjula. The with a plant wall. 25 May The green zone as a source plant wall was built so that people of inspiration. could enjoy nature indoors as well. GHEFFECT.FI NUTRIENTS LIGHTING 4800 95 Mineral nutrients circulate the soilless substrate LED lighting gives the plants the light they and reach the roots and need. WEBSITE PRESENTA- VISITORS TIONS provide the plants with the energy they need. 60 25 HYDROPONICS EASY CARE INFORMED JOURNALISTS An automatic timer Every component aims ARCHITECTS AND REACHED starts the water pump to conserve energy: thePRODUCT DESIGNERS twice a week, which timer, led lighting and passes the nutrients on a low-consuming water pump. 8 to the plants. PARTNERS RESPONSIBILITY ECOLOGY For every square metre Innovative technology of Living Canvas bought preserves the plant wall, 1000 m2 square metres allows for a wider range of rainforest are acquired of plants and makes for conversation. maintenance easy. HOUSING FAIR FINLAND HI DESIGN EXHIBITIONS HABITARE FAIR ‘12
OASIS OF SCIENCEThe design of learning environmentsprovides us with new types of ‘oases’for learning that suit the needs of FELLMANNIAwidely different learners. They serveas showcases of science and facilitateencounters between different actors.Interactive learning environmentsand service models that encourageparticipation are developed in a user-orientated manner, making use ofspace and technology in a new way.The project improves the readiness ofHelsinki University Library to serve theneeds of different user groups and tocommunicate better with them. SMART DESIGN
SMART DESIGNHow can the library serve students more effectively, support SERVICE DESIGN + PARTICIPATORY APPROACHlearning and be a more inspiring learning environment?60000 400 114 42 40 35 Group loans & study groups CLIENTS PARTICIPANTS DEVELOPERS RE-TRAINED HOURS OF PROBING LIBRARIANS OBSERVATION STUDIES Map service Library etiquette Redeveloped feedback Mobile KAISA library 9 8 5 4 2 1 Service system gestures Colour-coded STUDENT EXPERT LIBRARIES CAMPUSES SERVICE PSYCHOLOGIST Event sound levelsINTERVIEWS INTERVIEWS DESIGNERS planning = 120 IDEAS 500000 5000 VISITORS SINCE VISITORS/DAY SEPTEMBER 4000 150 NEW SERVICE PATH PRODUCTISATION OF SERVICES VISION 1. Need 2. Preparation 3. Transition 6. Localisation 7. Use of space & literature EVENT ATTENDEES EVENTS 4. Arrival 8. Return of booksBRAND PROMISE 5. Browsing & search for info USER PROFILES Lingerer Visitor Patron Investigator
FELLMANNIAPROJECT DIRECTOR: SENJA JOUTTIMÄKILearning Centre Fellmannia in Lahti is a meeting place for information SERVICE = EXPERIENCEand learning. The services are developed together with the users, andstudents have actively taken part of the planning and realisation of thenew concepts. WORKSHOPS 1) Meeting services 5 8 155 238 275000 2) Info and library services ZEALOUSWORKSHOPS LEADERS PARTICIPANTS FEEDBACK VISITORS 3) Learning technology 4) Sustainable development STUDENTS FRESH THOUGHTS MESSAGES REACHED 5) New service design Fellmannia in pictures and a multimedia show by students A pop-up bakery by young entrepreneurs from Salpaus Further Education Three theses EVERYONE’S eLearning afternoon INVITED “THE FEED- Participatory evaluations by students, teachers and BACK BALL POOL” An electronic, transparent and personnel open feedback system SUSTAINABLE In collaboration with Design Foundation Finland and Lahti DEVELOPMENT University of Applied Sciences Defining good practices Finding a suitable eco- label for Fellmannia AN INSPIRINGSOCIAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
STUDENT CAPITAL The design capital year realised the potential of students as a creative force. HELSINKI 90,000 students reside in the Helsinki SUMMER metropolitan area, an incredible asset for SCHOOL the region. Together they came up with solutions for everyday challenges. The multidisciplinary, wide-reaching collaboration between universities of applied science, universities and cities and other actors interested in developing the region created an enduring platform for future engagement. Even though the design capital year is over the Student Capital partners continue their aspiration to make Helsinki an even more interna- tional and exciting student city. WORLD STUDENT CAPITAL
WORLD STUDENT CAPITAL COORDINATOR: AURA KOSTIAINEN WORKSHOPS CITY + STUDENTS Solutions for city cycling SOCIAL Visualising the study grant jungle Welfare and well-being ENTREPRENEURSHIP challenges Seeing the environment with fresh eyes 90000 1500 STUDENTS ATTENDEES AT EVENTS CITY=HOME ON THE MOVE LIVELY CAMPUSES 515 25LIKES ON FACEBOOK EVENTS IN THE THINK CORNER 17 15 New student housing solutions competition Night at the Campus SUPPORTED PARTNERS The container flat for Bike to the campus 8 May Association events, such EVENTS students Campus ring map service as the Senate Square Feast (suursitsit) 5 4 READ THE WEB PUBLICATION! CITIES WORKSHOPS SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS SKILFUL YOUNGSTERS AS PART OF THE METROPOLITAN BRAND STUDENTS’ MEANS OF INFLUENCING
HELSINKI SUMMER SCHOOL PLANNER: PAULIINA MIKKONEN 16 DESIGN COURSES DESIGN > PRODUCTS CITIZENSHIP Change and continuity in Russian and Eastern European Development 381 64 SCIENCE Skills of an Active Citizen: Towards an Inclusive Society Advanced Materials Cultural Activities and International Cultural Heritage, Chemistry and Networks STUDENTS NATIONALITIES Spectroscopy Representation of Curves and Surfaces BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES REDESIGN OF 22 15 SUSTAINABILITY Activity Theory and Formative TEACHING Interventions Designing Tomorrow’s Agriculture: Role Cognitive Neuroscience COURSES EVENTS of Ecosystem Services Designing Teacher Education Ecology and Management of Urban for the Future – What Can We Green Space Learn from the Finnish Experience? Designing Sustainable Forest Video in Research on Learning and PLANNING AND Landscapes – Ecosystem Services in Education MARKETING the Future Design and the City Service Marketing and Design 4,54 Introduction to Arts Management DESIGN WAS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR WHEN CHOOSING HELSINKIGRADE GIVEN BYSTUDENTS TO THEDESIGN COURSES NEW PROFILES (1-5, 5 HIGHEST) Career comet Life of the party Accomplisher Experimenter SERVICE PATH 1. Recognition 9. Arrival 2. Curiosity 10. Registration and 3. Keenness welcome 4. Decision to apply 11. Application to course 5. Wait for approval 12. Social events 6. Acceptance/rejection 13. Departure 7. Payment and application 14. Debriefing 8. Preparation
EXHIBITIONSSEATS OF LEARNING CITY AND THE SACRED
SEATS OF LEARNING27.9.-31.12.2012 UNIVERSITY = DESIGN 200 YEARS OF SPONSORS DESIGN Avarte, EFG, Inno, Isku, Lepo EXHIBITION Product, Mobel, Piiroinen A presentation of university interior design throughout the last couple of centuries “The exhibition has been an eye-opener – I look at my own environment more closely now” GIFT BOOK1500 124 VISITORS CHAIRS 2007 1937 1957
CITY AND THE SACRED16.-26.10.2012 CHURCH + DESIGN CHURCH ARCHITECTURE 300 VISITORS KALLIO CHURCH CONTAINER GALLERY KUVIO RESEARCH ARCHIVE VALLILA CHURCH Kuvio Research Archive aims to produce an extensive online database of modern church AGRICOLA CHURCH architecture at an international level. The main archive currently contains over 22,000 high TEMPPELIAUKIO CHURCH quality images, including UNREALISED VISIONS important secular buildings. Sketches of churches that were never realised modelled into the cityscape
OPEN CITY – THE THINK CORNER In February the University of Helsinki opened the Think Corner in the heart of Helsinki, onAleksanterinkatu 7. The Think Corner is an interactive space where people can experience theuniversity’s science and research first-hand. The Think Corner is a new kind of meeting-place for students, university personnel and the citizens of Helsinki.The Think Corner has had 300-500 visitors per day. Over 700 presentations have been heldto passers-by, students and university staff alike. 350 of the presentations have been caught on live video and participants have been activated through over 300 workshops.
THINK CORNER SCIENCE = EXPERIENCE 62200 19 100 THINK CORNER 2.0 A PLATFORM FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION BLOG CAFÉ CUSTOMERS VISITORS 2013-2016 1000 700ENGAGED VISITORS PRESENTA- TIONS 300 THINK CORNER 1.5 – 500 350 A PLATFORM FOR CO-CREATION VISITORS / DAY FILMED PRE- 2013 - Thematic content Co-working & co-creation SENTATIONS 2016 Strategic partnerships Alumni 315 24 WORKSHOPS SCIENCE THEMES THINK CORNER 1.0 SCIENTIFIC ENCOUNTERS 24 science themes + A window to the Pilot: the Think Corner university concept applied to exhibitions and fairs Café – Bookstore Helsinki Book Fair 2012 UH shop 2012
MORE INFORMATION Ira LeväahoProject Manager, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 University of Helsinki Community Relations P.O. 33 (Fabianinkatu 18) 00014 Helsingin yliopisto Tel. +358 50 505 8152 http://www.helsinki.fi/wdc2012