2018 Final Show

The 2018 Final Show of Design for Government showcases new ways that multidisciplinary design can address policy-making and public-service provision! 3 highly-committed and talented student teams present their research and proposals addressing a challenging project brief from within the Finnish government – this year, students have addressed a policy challenge from the Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture and Metsähallitus. The project brief, titled “Future of Finland’s Hiking Areas: New uses, users and identities”, explores and proposes futures for the hiking areas, a type of national land use with unique potential for economic, environmental and social sustainability.

DfG’18 Final Show
09:00 – 12:00, Tuesday 22 May 2018
Säätytalo, Finland’s “House of the Estates”, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Room/Sali 15

Below is documentation of the 2 DfG’18 projects.

Welcoming Words

Welcome and introduction to Design for Government from Professor Ramia Mazé and the 2018 teaching team including Taneli Heinonen, Hella Hernberg, Seungho Lee, Tania Roderiguez-Kaarto and TA Petra Leino

Link to video (26 min)

Showcased Projects

Future of Finland’s Hiking Areas – New Uses, Users and Identities

Panel Discussion

Link to video (48 min)
Panel on ‘Creative Capabilities’ with Mariana Salgado (InLand/Migri), Juha Kronqvist (Hellon), Anni Leppänen (D9/State Treasury) and Minh-Nguyet Le (University of Potsdam), sitting from left to right. 

Final Show in Pictures

Warm thank you to our A/V team, Alisa Javits (video) and Heidi Konttinen (video support and photography).
The Final Show is also part of 2018 Aalto Festival. Complete program and more info and images at aaltofestival.fi and #aaltofestival

Complete Flickr photo-album, photo credit © Creative Sustainability
Check out the show’s twitter stream #dfg2018 with images and thoughts from the audience that included governmental and design stakeholders as well as a wide range of perspectives from the public!