Design brings a human-centered approach to change and development – just what we need to make sustainable solutions a part of our everyday lives. Based on our research in 101 Finnish organizations, Design+Sustainability takes stock of what harnessing design to tackle sustainability looks like in practice today. Our exhibition offers insights and examples of how design can advance sustainability, ranging from manufacturing to retail and consumer goods to public services. Explore bite-sized insights on what are the most common issues and tactics tackled in sustainability through design, and get inspired by examples of improving environmental, social and economical sustainability. The exhibition has been constructed using UPM’s biobased material solutions and features a sculpture by Erwin Laiho.
The exhibition started out in the Helsinki Design Week 2021, and is currently on tour! You can currently catch it at Lepakko (Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki).
- Björklund, T.A., Keipi, T. & Maula, H. (2020). Crafters, explorers, innovators, and co-creators – Narratives in designers’ identity work. Design Studies, 68, 82-112.
- Björklund, T.A., Maula, H., Soule, S. & Maula, J. (2020). Integrating design into organizations: The coevolution of design capabilities. California Management Review, 62(2), 100-124.
- Björklund, T.A. & Keipi, T. (eds.) (2019). Design+ Organizational renewal and innovation through design. Aalto University, Helsinki. ISBN 978-952-60-3782-0. 220 p.
- Björklund, T.A. & van der Marel, F. (2019). Meaningful moments at work: Frames evoked by in-house and consultancy designers. The Design Journal, 22(6), 753-774.
Tua Björklund Assistant Professor
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Senni Kirjavainen Researcher
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Antti Surma-aho Researcher
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Maria Talvinko Researcher
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Floris van der Marel Researcher
Teo Keipi Postdoc researcher
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Anna Kuukka Research-driven designer
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Nico Klenner Researcher
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