Aalto Festival taking place in A Grid

Aalto talents on display in numerous seminars, exhibitions and other events in May. Also in our own home building, A Grid!

Aalto Festival explores science, technology, art and business.


This year the ever-changing festival will try its hand at some new programming too, including a first ever ‘research brought to life’ Friday Night Live (18 May) event with a live VJ, a band and researchers exploring how the theme of sisu impacts their work. Another new event is entitled What If… (19 May) and is part of the newly launched Aalto University Junior initiative. The event will offer free arts and science programmes for kids with 10 workshops around the theme of light and colours.

By the end of May well over 60 total events will happen including the Product Design Gala (18 May), an exhibition of student teams presenting their accomplishments and prototypes. Aalto Sustainability Day (18 May) is an event discussing sustainability challenges with novel approaches. The winner of the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize will give a public talk at Aalto, Millennium Talk (23 May). Näytös18 fashion show is one of the most anticipated fashion events in Finland (25 May). The Hook ’18 focuses on campus and city-planning (30 May).

All Aalto festival events can be found on, but the events happening in our own building are Aalto Festival 2018 Opening Party Thu May 17th, 18-21; Friday Night Live Fri May 18th, 18-21; Aalto-yliopisto Junior: Entä jos.. Sat May 19th, 10-14. There’s also an info session about Aalto Sustainability Day, AGrid & ClimateLaunchpad on Friday May 18th, starting at 15.45.

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