Self Service Studio gets new look and feel!

The renovated Self Service Studio is as a low-threshold digital teaching space for all Aalto University users. Record a lecture or a seminar talk, or conduct an interview in this quiet and professional environment. Something old, plenty new The studio includes everything you need for shooting high-quality video. The robot camera can be adjusted to …

Aalto students project for Prague Quadrennial

Students from Aalto University will again be attending the 14th edition of the largest international festival of theater and stage design take place from June 6 to 16, 2019 in Prague. Over the course of eleven days, representatives of 79 countries will present at Prague Quadrennial, with over 800 artists from around the world, and …

Surface Elaboration Techniques Exhibition

During the last weeks Aalto Studios Dyeing Studio and Atelier Classroom, have been full of costume design students following the course Surface Elaboration Techniques. The students have been exploring different dyeing and patinating techniques; everything from creating fake blood and lookalike moss till making textiles look like worn leather. The course ended up with an …

Aalto Studios makes collaboration possible

At Aalto studios at Otakaari 7 students from four different backgrounds are working together to make technology, the body, and cloth work together in harmony. The course is called “Wearable Electronics” and is based on collaboration between costume design, sound design, lighting design, and choreography and is bringing Aalto ARTS and University of the Arts …

Game Engines for Artists at Aalto Studios

On March 14th from 17:00 – 20:00 the Virtual Cinema Lab invites all interested to a kick-off event at Studio Kipsari at Otakaari 7. Kick-off with peer-to-peer learning The purpose of the event is to enable knowledge exchange & exploration while connecting students, educators, XR enthusiasts, and industry professionals. Game engines are tools available for …

Digital Fabrication Studio

Digital Fabrication Studio is a course with a focus on rapid prototyping tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers. Through the course, students are able to learn the fundamentals of digital fabrication. During this one-month intensive course, the attendees will learn what the FabLab is, what tools are available and how to …

Playful prototyping at “Design with Movements” -workshop

Aalto Studios hosted a 3-day workshop in the Studio Kipsari’s event room on 10.-12.9. as a part of Helsinki Design Week program. The theme of the workshop was “Design with Movements”, instructed by Eun Young Park. Park is a designer who finished her Master’s degree in New Media in Aalto University two years ago. A series …

Exhibition: Opiskelijanumero 11658 by Tiina Paju

We welcome all students, staff and friends to Aalto Studios Gallery, as we are hosting an exhibition of Tiina Paju, a graphic artist, illustrator and cartoonist. The exhibition “Opiskelijanumero 11658” displays graphic artist Tiina Paju’s works from four decades. The artist herself was accepted into University of Art and Design Helsinki (Taideteollinen korkeakoulu) as the student …

“Weimar” premieres at Kallio Stage, Friday 6.4

Weimar, a performance by faculty and students at Uniarts Helsinki, as well as Aalto University, premieres at Aalto Studios’ Kallio Stage in Sörnäinen on Friday, 6.4. The striking trailer for the performance, above, was filmed at Kallio Stage and features performers’ surreal movements in the stark stage space. A couple of stills of the trailer follow …

Come and see Lightboard in action

On 9.4, from 13–14.30, Join us to see new visualisation tool Lightboard in action. Lightboard is a transparent drawing board for recording chalk or whiteboard type presentations easily by drawing — and it looks great on video. Welcome, and come see how easy and enjoyable it is to use Lightboard! Lightboard is a project by Arttu …

Production design students feature in National Museum exhibit

Last week, Faces 1918 opened at the National Museum in Helsinki, featuring portraits from 100 years ago, reflecting everyday life through portraiture during the ongoing tension the Finnish Civil War. To complement and provide context for this era, production design students from Aalto University designed and produced a handful of exhibits showing the strife of living …

Student Lamp Design Exhibition now open in Studio Kipsari

This week and next, Studio Kipsari and Aalto Studios are playing host to Valoa!, an exhibition of artfully-crafted student-designed lamps from the Design Tools course, led by Enni Äijälä. These designers are first year BA Design students, and haven’t yet decided what discipline of design they’ll focus on in their studies, so the lamps serve as a grounds of …

Brace your ears: ÄÄNIAALTO III is coming to Kallio Stage

Ääniaalto, a wide-ranging festival dedicated to all things sound and new media, featuring works, installations and performances by students at Aalto University’s Media Lab in parallel with artists in the new media scene, will take place next month at Aalto Studios’ Kallio Stage and Vapaan Taiteen Tila in Helsinki. The call for works is still open until 11.2. Now in it’s …

Lighting the way: students learn studio lighting through experimentation

In Aalto Studios’ multi-camera production facility the last two weeks, BA scenography students are learning a new outlet for their creativity: lighting. Led by lecturer and professional lighting designer Mia Kivinen, the students learned all about the technical side of studio lighting, and have begun to understand just how much power a light has over a scene. But …

Aalto students bring life to a Wonderland for annual winter musical by Uniarts Helsinki

In Aalto Studios’ costume studio and set construction workshop Tjaša Frumen and Elina Ström, both MA students in Costume Design, and Oscar Dempsey, MA student in Design for Performing Arts, are hard at work on imaginative costumes and set designs for “Ihmemaa,” a musical production led by students at University of the Arts Helsinki. “Ihmemaa” translates to “wonderland,” as this year’s …

Building and Breaking (and Learning) with Set Construction

Students in Sampo Pyhälä‘s Construction and Design course have been hard at work the last two weeks in Aalto Studios’ set construction workshop space, learning about proper set construction methods and honing their intuition when it comes to building sets. The goal, according to Pyhälä, is not about approaching it from a rigid engineering perspective, …

Studio Kipsari is moving in!

Aalto Studios is delighted to announce the opening of a new cafe, a spin-off of beloved vegetarian/vegan student restaurant, Kipsari, here in Otaniemi at Otakaari 7! Studio Kipsari, as it is called, will open next Monday, 22.1, inhabiting the cafeteria space on our first floor. Marjo Katainen, who manages the day-to-day operations at Kipsari’s main location, is eagerly …

Students from Aalto Media Lab to present interactive projects at Kallio Stage

MA students in New Media will present work they created at the Aalto Fablab on Thursday, December 7th at Aalto Studios’ Kallio Stage. The presentations will begin at 19.00. In the course, Physical Interaction Design, students were challenged to “reimagine how [they] interact with the physical world,” according to participating first-year MA student Shreyasi Kar. The course …

New Arri film production lights in Roihupelto Studios and on Aalto Takeout

Aalto Studios now has a set of Arri lights for Roihupelto Studios, to go along with our recently acquired set of Arri Amira film production cameras. The new set of professional-grade LED lights come in a range of sizes and styles, from spot lighting to panel lights, for ample lighting options. According to Roihupelto studio …

Workshop Health and Safety Course

Before working at our costume and workshop studios users need to attend Workshop Health and Safety course. The course is kind of like a driving license for the workshops. These facilities have a lot of powerful machines that need to be used in a safe way. Grinding machine shoots out a lot of sparks and …

Otakaari 7 main entrance closes for renovations

The first round of modernizing our entry floor restaurant and event area at Otakaari 7 is nearing completion. Starting Monday June 12th, we’ll start work at the gallery and open workspace lobby area. By end of August, we should be all done. Our main entrance and lobby at Otakaari 7B will be closed from Jun …