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9th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar – BIOSYMBIOSIS focuses on global bio-based design, 24.–25.5.2022

Future pathfinders for bio-based design, innovative materials, and design solutions for a circular economy will form the main points of focus in the 9th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar – BIOSYMBIOSIS on 24.–25.5.2022.

The two-day, hybrid format BIOSYMBIOSIS design seminar brings to the discussion top Finnish and international names in bio-based design, some of them presenting their work for the very first time in Finland. The language of the seminar is English.

Tuesday 24th May 2022 is dedicated to the theme “Pathfinders for the Sustainable Future: Nature-Based Design Thinking, Research and Problem-Solving”. The morning session of the second day, 25th May, starts with the theme “Smart Components of Tomorrow: Bio-based materials and Innovations”, focusing on material-based solutions in biodesign. The afternoon session and third theme “Intelligent Solutions for Today: Innovative Sustainable Production for the Circular Economy” highlights current bio-innovative companies.


The 9th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar – BIOSYMBIOSIS is, exceptionally this time, an admission-free virtual seminar open to everyone. If the pandemic situation allows, the event and its accompanying programmes will also be held in front of a live audience at the Jyväskylä Workers’ Club (Alvar Aalto, 1924–25). The accompanying programme will be announced later in the spring. Admission to the free seminar requires pre-registration. 

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