Sustainable design from Finland goes New York – Designing New Space 8.4.2024

Welcome to the inspirational hybrid seminar event for exchange of views to innovative sustainability and to get to know more about Finnish design culture. The network of international happenings and formed in collaboration with partners. The event is opened by Consul General, Ambassador Jarmo Sareva, Salla Heinänen from Ornamo and representative of City of Helsinki.

Time: 8th of April 2024 9-12 AM EST + Mingling
Place: Online | Consulate General of Finland, New York | Aalto Design Factory, Espoo

The respected speakers of the event are Experience Design Lead Jukka Korpihete (Kone), Architect, Professor of Practice in Wood Architecture Pekka Heikkinen (Aalto University), Eco System Lead Ilkka Rytkölä (Meyer Turku), Senior University lecturer, Package, Markus Joutsela, Textile Designer Associate Professor Pirjo Kääriäinen, Designer Harri Koskinen & Genelec, arkkitehti Samppa Lappalainen JKMM:ltä, Innovation Lead Ilkka Harju from Metsä Group. Our panel discussion Designing New Sustainable Space we have invited Arni Aromaa, Industrial Designer (Pentagon Design), Joakim Breitenstein, Architect (Joksu), Mari Ariluoma, Landscape Architect (Nomaji) and Brand Director Odile Hainaut, Wanted Design / ICFF, New York Design Week.

In communication we collaborate with f.ex Aalto University, Finnish Design Info, Ornamo, Finnish Embassy and Finnish Cultural Institute Executive Director Kati Laakso has been as specialist of Visual Culture. The network is enlarging and we hope to see you join us!

We invite you to come together and share thoughts about technology, sustainability and beauty! 

Design connects art and culture, technology and business in our daily surroundings, which we all want to take good care of. Good design is both functional and pleasing to sense but also sustainable, standing the test of time.

During this half-day virtual seminar we hear multiple short lectures and stories about the way Finnish university education, design makers, cultural players and design intensive companies have solved these design issues.

The speakers will open more about their perspective on what possibilities they have discovered when building a more inspiring future – in technology and construction, production methods and materials, architecture and public spaces, everyday products and services – to share the movement towards more sustainable lifestyles, societies and the globe.

The happening is aiming to raise cultural connections, discussion and collaboration between design students, designers and design intensive companies, but also everyone who is interested in these issues both in Finland and in the U.S.

The seminar will be held in English. Warmly welcome! The happening is free if you register before 5th of April.

Come with us! 

More information: Senior Design Director & Communications Ilona Törmikoski,

Let’s design new space together!