What is Aalto Design Factory about? What do people do here? Our most important asset is the people in DF, the community. In the #InsideDF blogpost series we familiarize you with the people who frequently come to DF.
In the fourth blogpost we have Irena Bakić, who has a long history at DF.
I study Forest Products Technology in the School of Chemical Technology, though I haven’t study that in a long time. I took Sustainable Development as my minor and thus I have gotten closer to the subjects I really care about. At Design Factory, I’m working on my Masters’ Thesis regarding my minor.
I’m interested to work with young people as they live in the critical age.
I’ve been here since the year 2010. I first came here for a Sustainable Technologies course where we used Design Factory to build a prototype. After that I have participated in Product Development Product -course and worked in Uganda as a coordinator between Unicef and Design Factory. I worked also as a trainee for Unicef in New York and was assigned to create a toolkit for young people in a crisis situation. I’m very interested to figure out how to use design thinking to empower young who experience social exclusion.
One of my most unforgettable experiences in Design Factory has to do with international students.
My goals for the future are to further develope my talents and transfer them into use. I’m interested to work with young people as they live in the critical age.
One of my most unforgettable experiences in Design Factory has to do with international students. For example when we had a dance battle with the DF of Swinburne through the screens! Australians won – they had practiced an amazing choreography!
Photos by Sonia El Kamel, text by Katariina Helin