How to make peace as a critical impetus for powerful innovation today?


Introductions to the theme

The two-day International Aino and Alvar Aalto Design Colloquium – DESIGN & PEACE event will seek answers to the questions over the theme. The main theme will be approached from three specific viewpoints: 1. Peace in Society; 2. Conflicts and Peace; and 3. Spatial Peace. Part of the program will be streamed and the recordings will be available here after the event. Stay tuned!


Open-ended questions

Open-ended questions and thoughts about the theme of DESIGN & PEACE will be collected from participants during the Colloquium and from the public before the event. These questions will then be brought to the Colloquium for general discussion. All the questions and their answers will be published here after the event. The questions have been asked from the students of the Aalto University and the members of the Alvar Aalto Society in Jyväskylä.


The questions, answers and discussions of them at the Colloquium will be documented and edited for publication as a book. The collecting and editing of the colloquium material for the publication will be done by a Swedish curator and writer, Gustaf Kjellin. The colloquium publication will be available in autumn 2019 online and it will be on sale through selected book shops.


Open panel discussion

Public program of the event includes an open panel discussion over the outcomes of the colloquium continued by an evening party. The event will be held at the Alvar Aalto Museum on Saturday 15 June 2019 18:00-21:00. Welcome!