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Mascots onboard!

What would be an adventure without mascots? At least these three unanimated objects have been travelling with us. Roope Roope is a parrot bought from Tenerife. He has a handy zipper pocket in its back, ideal for smuggling stuff around. Angry Bird A lot of name suggestions have arisen, but no consensus over it has […]

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Creating an Envrionmentally Sustainable Cruise Ship Concept for Wärtsilä

Our workshop with Wärtsilä was organized on board the Vision of the Seas while cruising between Salvador de Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. The main idea was to find a concept for an environmentally sustainable cruise ship for the year 2020. In keeping with the Aalto spirit, there were three aspects to consider: the technologies […]

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Collaborative Art at University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Juho Hellsten from Aalto University ran a series of collaborative art workshops, some of which started already on the cruise.  Here is the latest result 🙂  

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Visit to Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – The Second Day

On Friday, December 2nd, we returned to UFRJ for an open talks seminar day. First, Peter Tapio and Mikelis Studers gave a presentation of the Aalto Design Factory. The Brazilians were positively surprised of the fact that DF offers support to all students in the different faculties of Aalto University. Pedro Nascimento and Henrique Gomes […]

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Claudio Portugal – Against destructive mutidiciplinarity and the colonisation of design

This lively, engaging and passionate lecturer talked about a controversial subject in FAU USP on the first day of our AoW Final Exhibition: The porbelms of multidiciplinarity in the field of design. The message was, that multidisiplinarity is good if it brings new ideas to a field, but when outsiders present themselves as experts in a […]

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TEK-SEFE-Ornamo workshop on board Vision of the Seas

During the cruise, a diverse team of 18 students from all schools of Aalto University gathered together to discuss and develop the future of labour/professional organizations in two three-hour workshops. Under scrutiny were TEK, SEFE and Ornamo – one for each school of Aalto. First, we examined the workshop group’s current perceptions of these organizations […]

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Aalto in Sao Paulo!

We arrived in Sao Paulo on Monday evening.  Some of us had visited Penedo, a small Finnish colony on the way, and some of us visited a nuclear power plant at Angra.  Yesterday was Independence Day, so we were invited by the Finnish embassy in Brazil to celebrate.  Right now, the AoW Exhibition is going […]

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Visit to Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

On Thursday December 1st – our first day in Rio de Janeiro – we visited the university of Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. During the day we visited three different sites on the university campus. First destination was school of fine arts, where we visited a drawing class and several exhibitions. […]

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Passenger ship architecture course

The course Passenger ship architecture (2 ECTS) was held during the cruising part of AoW. The course is the first part of the Cruise & Ferry Experience module provided by Aalto University School of Engineering. The course was lectured by M.A. Markus Ahola and contained five lectures covering themes of what is a cruise ship, […]

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Collective Painting workshop pt 3

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