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Aalto Festival kicks off Thursday 17 May at A Grid (Otakaari 5 A, Espoo).

In its 4th year, Aalto Festival kicks off this Thursday from 18 – 21 at A Grid (Otakaari 5 A, Espoo) with DJs and dancing as we acknowledge the end of the year –– a massive celebration of the hard work of our students, faculty and staff with Basso Radio and performers Elias Gould and Windows95man.

Join us for a toast as we say thank you to everyone for their efforts and we welcome the festival and the onset of summer. This year the ever-changing festival will try its hand at some new programming too, including a first ever ‘research brought to life’ Friday Night Live (18 May) event with a live VJ, a band and researchers exploring how the theme of sisu impacts their work.

Another new event is entitled What If… (19 May) and is part of the newly launched Aalto University Junior initiative. The event will offer free arts and science programmes for kids with 10 workshops around the theme of light and colours.

By the end of the event well over 60 total programmes will have happened including the Product Design Gala (18 May), an exhibition of student teams presenting their accomplishments and prototypes. Aalto Sustainability Day (18 May) is an event discussing sustainability challenges with novel approaches. The winner of the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize will give a public talk at Aalto, Millennium Talk (23 May). Näytös18 fashion show is one of the most anticipated fashion events in Finland (25 May) and Hook ’18 focuses on campus and city-planning (30 May). 

For further information on all events during Aalto Festival 17.–31.5.2018, please visit www.aaltofestival.fi and download the app (iOS and Android).