CHEMARTS Summer School (10-15 ECTS) 2.6.-27.8.2020
CHEMARTS Summer School for Aalto University students has been organized since 2012. During the course you will familiarise with the basic and applied materials research and experience design/art + science collaboration. The first phase in June includes remote meetings and lectures, scheduled hands-on working sessions in the laboratories and face-to-face or remote tutoring. The participants will continue their project(s) throughout the summer, depending on their plan and how many credits they are working for. The projects can be done individually or in pairs. Due to safety rules, the students will be divided in small teams for laboratory working sessions. Students need to document their whole working process in a project report.
The student projects will be exhibited at Otaniemi campus during the Helsinki Design Week in September 2.-25.9.2020.
After completing the CHEMARTS summer workshop the student will be able to:
- apply Finnish bio-based materials to new uses based on their origin and material properties
- envision how advanced bio-based materials could make life easier, more sustainable and more comfortable in the future
- develop innovative ideas through hands-on prototyping and experimenting with materials
- work efficiently in an interdisciplinary working environment in practice
To pass the course you need to:
- do the preassignment (see below)
- participate actively in joint sessions and meetings (this will be discussed in the first meeting)
- present your process and project results on Thursday 27.8. (final presentation)
- upload your project report by Monday 7.9. in MyCourses
- Active participation in the lab work and in the tutoring sessions. (20%)
- Your working process and overall project management. Especially this year, some of the experimental work will be done at home, so it is important to document your working process in your project report to show us what you have done through the summer. (30%)
- Ideation and concept thinking: novelty, life cycle and sustainability considerations. (25%)
- The artistic and/or scientific quality of your project and your final presentation. The emphasis of artistic and scientific aspects in the assessment will depend on the nature of the project. (25%)
We recommend you to work in pairs on this course. In this case, the same grade will be given to both students by default.
Professors Tapani Vuorinen and Pirjo Kääriäinen, university teacher Iina Solala, student tutors Iines Jakovlev, Talisa Dwiyani and Nina Riutta.
Preassignment: Material world 2050
How do you see the the future of materials? What kind of materials we will use in 30 years? How and where are they processed and produced? Imagine the future and share your vision by writing a text (free format, 500-700 words). Upload your text by 9th June Material world 2050.