Designs For a Cooler Planet 2020: Race for the future

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The clock is counting down. Current issues concerning energy production, single-use products and packaging, aggressive urbanisation and unsustainable consumption are alarming and require radical change. Achieving our goal of a sustainable transition requires focused, novel approaches from all areas of society.

Cooler Planet event showcases from the Aalto community over 40 projects that show how collaboration between designers, researchers and stakeholders can lead to better solutions for people and the environment to help us reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

on 2020 Cooler Planet showcased:
- 27 SDG-related exhibitions at Otaniemi and online
- 3 satellite exhibitions at​:
Design museum: Soil Matters​
Oodi Library: Cool and Icy Waters ​
Helsinki Airport: Wood Wonders ​
- 15 online events including panel discussions, talks and workshops
- Unfolded magazine

With this event Aalto is the one main content partner for Helsinki Design Week.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2020
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventHelsinki Design Week: Designs for a cooler planet - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 2 Sep 202025 Sep 2020


  • Design
  • multidisciplinary
  • biomaterial(s)
  • circular economy
  • Helsinki Design week
  • landscape
  • architecture
  • Creativity
  • United Nations
  • sustainability
  • sustainable development goals

Field of art

  • Design
  • Architecture


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