Experiences of the Shanghai Urban Inspiration from Finland week now online – Co-Creating Expertise

23.08.2013

Metropolia held the Urban Inspiration from Finland event week at the University of Donghua in Shanghai in October 2012. The exhibition, which was held as part of the Radical Design Week 2012 campaign, showcased Scandinavian design, modern hospital clothing, design for everyday mobility, cycling clothes for city-dwellers and the potential of 3D visualisation. In addition, the week featured workshops where Chinese and Finns studied together, and its closing seminar discussed the power of design and culture to offer good solutions for daily living in urban environments.

Readers can now experience the atmosphere of this diverse event through our latest online English-language publication, which features a compilation of high-quality photo material and presentations of the exhibitions, seminars and workshops, as well as articles on Finnish-Chinese cooperation written by experts. The editors of the online publication are Director Tuire Ranta-Meyer, who is responsible for Metropolia’s community relations and strategic international partnerships, and Kaisu Kiventaus, a Coordinator in Metropolia’s School of Culture and Creative Industries.

Read the Co-Creating Expertise publication here.

The participants had very positive experiences of the Shanghai exhibition. “It was great to see what students from two different cultures could create together in such a short time. Encounters such as this event serve as an excellent source of innovation, providing students with completely new learning opportunities”, said Vesa Taatila, Vice President of Metropolia, at the online publication’s launch event.

One of the partners participating in the Shanghai event, namely the City of Espoo, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its partnership with the City of Shanghai this year. “Participation in the event strengthened cooperation between our cities and provided us with new ideas for cooperation in the future”, says Kristiina Erkkilä, Director of Development of Education and Culture, at the City of Espoo.

Metropolia’s Culture unit chose Chinese cooperation as one of its strategic development areas in international operations. “China holds great potential in the future and that is why it is important that we create good networks there today”, says Tuire Ranta-Meyer, who led the Metropolia delegation.

More information

Kaisu Kiventaus, tel. +358 40 1842449, kaisu.kiventaus metropolia fi
Tuire Ranta-Meyer, tel. +358 50 5262002, tuire.ranta-meyer metropolia fi

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