Studia Generalia lectures
Autumn 2020

Upcoming lectures

5th November 2020
Creativity techniques: TRIZ

Kalevi Rantanen, author and the science journalist of the year 2019
Leonid Chechurin,
professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology

The lecture is partly in Finnish.

13th November 2020
Principles of digital costume design methods in computer-animated films

Maarit Kalmakurki, MA & Scenographer Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University

17th November 2020
Designing with the Underserved: An Exploration of the Complexities of Design in South Africa from the perspective of the SDGs

Angus Donald CampbellHead of Department & Senior Lecturer, Department of Industrial Design, University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Past lectures

20th October 2020
Service Ecosystem Design

Josina Vink, Associate Professor in Service Design, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) & Design Lead, Center for Connected Care (C3) Norway


Reunion is an event for all Finnish design school staff. The aim is to enhance the collaboration between the schools.

The first Reunion event was held in the January 2020. The second was organised virtually in the October 2020.

Design Spring Forum

Design Spring Forum is an annual event covering current topics of design education. The aim is to profile and develop Finnish higher education for design.

The first Spring Forum was organized in the April 2019 and the second event covering international topics on May 2019.


Studia Generalia | Maarit Kalmakurki
November 13th at 9:00–11:00 Principles of digital costume design methods in computer-animated films
Studia Generalia | Angus Donald Campbell
With reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this Studia Generalia lecture by Angus Donald Campbell will explore some of the complexities faced by designers attempting to design with the underserved in South Africa — one of the most unequal societies in the world.
Studia Generalia | Josina Vink
This lecture will challenge some of the existing assumptions about service design and present an alternative understanding of service design called “service ecosystem design”. With examples from the context of healthcare, this talk will bring to life a more systemic approach to service design that can help to support long-term change.
Studia Generalia | Katarina Wetter-Edman
Service design: principles and practices for private, public and policy value creation.
Reuniting despite of exceptional times! REUNION orrganised in the Oactober 6th is an open event considering the future of design education and collaboration between the Finnish design schools.
Virtual exhibition creates new possibilities
Virtual exhibitions are now created one after another. Although virtual form is the only possible way to arrange an exhibition at the moment, the outcomes are something new and innovative. This happened also at the Finnish Design Academy.
#remotedesignacademy invites to share greetings from home
How is your remote design studies and teaching going? Bring it out! We are inviting you to share your innovations, frustrations and enjoyment from the corona time at the campaign by Finnish Design Academy.
Design degree shows under corona
At the university level schools, spring is a golden time for theses. Tranditionally design schools has organised exhibitions presenting the great works of graduating students. Because of these exceptional times the exhibitions are needed to cancel or organise differently. In this article we are going to collect all the virtual design thesis exhibitions around Finland.
The first Finnish design event in virtual reality
Spring Forum is an annual event organised by the Finnish design education network. The Spring Forum organized 16th and 17th April 2020 was the first public event in Finland held in a virtual reality.
Prepare for the Spring Forum
Two day event for design students focuses oon the future of design profession and the meaning of design for creating a better and more meaningful future.