Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Collaborative and interdisciplinary learning in the fields of integrated design, universal design, entrepreneurship, planning and presentation.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 09.06.2021 - 15.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Laura Arpiainen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Laura Arpiainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The Health and Wellbeing Architecture Summer Intensive offers graduate students, doctoral students, practicing architects, healthcare planners, healthcare practitioners and international guests an opportunity to come together and deepen their competencies in the field of design for health and wellbeing.

    The  2020 Intensive will center on Universal Design and its many applications. The 2021 Intensive will center on Social Housing with an emphasis on Assisted and Supported Living. Participants can work on their individual projects or generate a project in a team. International participants are encouraged to bring project ideas from their respective countries.

    This highly interactive and interdisciplinary class concludes with a presentation at the UD2020 Conference in June 2020 and the International Social Housing Festival in June 2021.



Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Collaborative and interactive learning. Assessment criteria are full participation, conference presentation, and approved pre- and post intensive papers.

    Aalto students get credit for the intensive (which includes a pre-class assignment and a post-session reflection paper), other participants are offered a Certificate of Attendance.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Pre-intensive paper 20 hrs

    Summer intensive 38 hrs

    Conference presentation 2 hrs

    Post Intensive paper 20 hrs


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active graduate or doctoral studies in archicture or related field, degree in architecture or related field, professionals in planning, service planning, clinical planning, medicine, extended care etc. and international guests with similar credentials.



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