365 | Wellbeing Seminar at the Finnish Institute in London

wellbeing seminar
  • The Finnish Institute in London is organising together with the Aalto University School of Art and Design the 365 | Wellbeing seminar on 25 November 2011.

    Invitation to the 365 | Wellbeing seminar
    Amplifying Social Wellbeing by Design - Sharing Experiences
    25 November 2011

    The Finnish Institute in London
    35-36 Eagle Street
    London WC1R 4AQ, UK

    Join us
    to learn and share experiences on exploratory - critical - real life design cases and discuss the potential of proactive and socially responsible design to leverage change.

    The programme includes talks, discussions and engaging activities.
    To take home, participants will learn:
    • about existing projects and design approaches
    • how designers work with diverse actors and stakeholders
    • existing and emerging techniques - are these transferable across cultures?
    • shift toward (new) social clients

    365 | Wellbeing is one of Aalto University's main projects related to the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme. It addresses different dimensions of wellbeing focusing in particular on municipal wellbeing services and patient-centred health care solutions. The project is also looking for ways to adopt healthier lifestyles and it aims to plan functional and pleasant environments. Please find more information here.

    9:00 Welcoming words
    Jussi Nissilä, Programme Director / The Finnish Institute in London

    Alastair Fuad-Luke, Professor / Aalto University, School of Art and Design

    9:15 KEYNOTE
    Ilpo Koskinen, Professor / Aalto University, School of Art and Design

    10:00 New dynamics of aging -project
    Bill Gaver, Professor / Goldsmiths University of London
    10:30 How we approach health and ageing in our challenges
    Marianne Guldbrandsen, Head of Design Strategy / Design Council

    11:00 Service Design - an approach to better public services? Civil servant's view
    Heli Leinonkoski, Director of Administration and Finance - Urban design and Infrastructure / City of Jyväskylä, Finland

    11:30 365 | Wellbeing -project
    Katja Soini & Kirsikka Vaajakallio, Doctoral students / Aalto University, School of Art and Design

    12:00 LUNCH BREAK
    13:00 Happiness, well-being and social innovation - a meeting of the ways
    Paul Sternberg, Head of Partnerships / Action for Happiness

    13:30 Brain dump
    - Pulling out the most promising techniques for amplifying social wellbeing by design / Facilitated by Alastair Fuad-Luke

    14:30 Seminar wrap-up

    14:45 - 16:00 Drinks and networking

    REGISTRATION: Before 21 November 2011
    Send Your registration to: lotta.palin@finnish-institute.org.uk

Thursday, 28th February 2013