FaCT at REDO Cumulus

Two papers about Aalto FaCT were presented at the REDO Cumulus conference in Kolding, Denmark. The conference was held at Design School Kolding between 30 May and 2 June 2017.

Crossing over Boundaries through Experimental Pedagogy

One paper on the Experimental Textile Design module (ETD) was co-authored by Maarit Salolainen, Jouni Partanen, Oldouz Moslemian, Eeva Suorlahti, Panu Kiviluoma and Kirsi Niinimäki.

This paper describes an experimental teaching platform, which aims to cross over boundaries to educate future designers and engineers. The Experimental Textile Design module (ETD) is a multidisciplinary set of courses developed under Fashion, Clothing, and Textile Design program within School of Arts, Design and Architecture in cooperation with The School of Engineering at Aalto University. Through redoing design pedagogy by opening the world of engineering to design students and especially by exposing design methodologies and the visual research processes to engineering students, we can help collaborative teams to redo the future.

Download the paper: ETD

“CHEMARTSING” – an experimental, multidisciplinary, collaborative and future oriented pedagogy with wood based biomaterials

The other paper on the CHEMARTS collaboration was co-authored by Pirjo Kääriäinen, Kirsi Niinimäki and Andreas Lindberg.

Aalto University’s CHEMARTS is a collaborative platform seeking to combine design and science. CHEMARTS has two main objectives: to inspire future designers and material scientists to work together solving the complicated problems related to production and use of materials, and to create novel sustainable biomaterial innovations for the future. In order to enable these objectives in higher education, an environment dominated by disciplinary pedagogical traditions, a set of completely new pedagogical approaches needs to be constructed. This paper presents a case study of CHEMARTS courses where new experimental pedagogical approaches have been tested.

Download the paper: CHEMARTSING


More information about the conference: http://cumuluskolding2017.org

Video sketch about the conference: https://vimeo.com/219830208