Infinite Materials – Designs for a Cooler Planet exhibition

ExhibitionWorkshopDiscussionOnline eventIndustrial design and productsDesign thinkingNew materialsInterior
When Wed 08.09.2021 - Wed 29.09.2021
Time Visits to the exhibitions must be booked in advance. Registration link below. The virtual exhibition will be published on 8.9
Where Otaniementie 14, Espoo
Accessible Yes
Language English
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We need to radically cut our consumption of materials and energy by creating materials that are not just renewable but forever reusable.

Our researchers at Aalto University have experimented with novel materials and alternative, resource-wise production methods.

This exhibition is part of the Designs for a Cooler Planet event and showcases nine promising concepts, like foam wood, a sustainable insulation and packaging material. A by-product of the forest industry, lignin polymer, has been engineered into bio-based coatings, adhesives and films.

Join us on September 8–29, 2021 to see the exhibitions at the Otaniemi campus or experience them virtually:

Infinite Materials I virtual exhibition

Graphics: Oona Raadelma ja Aino Savolainen
Photo: Eeva Suorlahti

Get to know more about the individual projects:

  1. Materialising the Future: CHEMARTS 10 years
  2. Forests through Design
  3. FoamWood: bio-based material solutions for a sustainable future
  4. Seaweed Shrine
  5. Towardless: Plant-based Electrical and Art Energy
  6. Painting Energies Podcast: hosted by physicist Janne Halme and artist researcher Bartaku.
  7. Wardrobe Stories with New Order of Fashion
  8. Design + Sustainability, satelliittinäyttely, Glasshouse Helsinki
  9. Future biorefineries
    • Cellulose-based LCD screen
    • Resource-wise utilization of forest biomass – Case Lignin
    • Make pulping great again with gamma-valerolactone biorefinery

Welcome to take a look into the future!


the Year of Research-Based Knowledge

The New European Bauhaus initiative.