CHEMARTS

CHEMARTS is a long-term strategic collaboration between two Aalto University schools, The School of Chemical Technology (CHEM) and The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS). The schools merged their forces with the aim to invent new ways to harness wood and cellulose. The idea is to research the performance and design of advanced cellulosic materials for innovative uses.

The main objective is to inspire students and researchers to explore biomaterials together and to create new concepts for the future use of cellulose and other biomaterials. CHEMARTS consists of various actions, such as multidisciplinary study courses, summer projects for Masters’ students and externally funded research projects.


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Exhibition: CHEMARTS collaboration and DWoC research project participating in NAKUNA at Milan Design Week 4.-9.4.2017

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Milan Design Week 4.-9.4.2017.
Circolo Filologico
Via Clerici 10
Brera, Milan

CHEMARTS collaboration and DWoC research project will be part of the NAKUNA exhibition organized by Aalto University Department of Design.

Designing Biomaterials for the Future

CHEMARTS is a long-term collaboration since 2011 between two Aalto University schools, The School of Chemical Engineering and The School of Arts, Design and Architecture. CHEMARTS courses and other activities focus on biomaterials, especially on wood-based cellulose. The main aim is to inspire future designers and material scientists to work together, and to create new ideas and materials based on sustainability. Read More

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Exhibition: New Biomateriality Lab in Enter and Encounter 24.3.–22.10.2017, Designmuseum

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What: The New Biomateriality Lab presents new Finnish biomaterials, mainly based on wood. All materials have been invented and produced in multidisciplinary research projects. The exhibition is coordinated by Aalto University’s CHEMARTS collaboration and participating projects are DWoC, NoMa, Hiilinielu Designstudio and Trash2Cash. The main partners are Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Technical University of Tampere, Universities of Applied Sciences in Lahti and Tampere, University of Vaasa and Design Forum Finland, in collaboration with various companies, funded by Tekes and EU. Read More

Exhibition & Seminars: Designing Cellulose for the Future II 16.-20.5.2016, Arabia

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Exhibition on the 16th – 20th of May, at 8 – 16, Aalto ARTS, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki

Seminars on the 18th – 19th of May 2016, Sampo hall, Aalto ARTS, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki

Cost: Free

Welcome: All Aalto Students and Staff + external visitors

Event invitation: Designing cellulose for the future II.pdf

Registration latest by 6.5.2016: http://events.vtt.fi/designing-cellulose

If you are interested in presenting your novel innovative cellulose based products at the event, read more: http://goo.gl/forms/0FruChyTXy

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The Aalto Act of the Year Award to CHEMARTS project

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Professors Tapani Vuorinen and Pirjo Kääriäinen awarded at the Opening of the Academic Year 2.9.2014.

The aim of the Aalto Act of the Year Award is to recognise a significant initiative or action in the Aalto University community. The Aalto Act of the Year Award 2014 goes to Professors Pirjo Kääriäinen from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and Tapani Vuorinen from the School of Chemical Technology in recognition of their interdisciplinary work in creating the CHEMARTS project.

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Giving cellulose an identity

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This past summer was a creative time for the six students who worked on the CHEMARTS project. Their assignment was to plan a brand for Finnish cellulose, brainstorm future cellulose-based applications and consider how to best communicate information about cellulose to people.

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Giving cellulose an identity

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A summer project CHEMARTS envisioned how to make the general public aware of Finnish cellulose. Their assignment was to plan a brand for Finnish cellulose, brainstorm future cellulose-based applications and consider how to best communicate information about cellulose to people.

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