2/5:Dinner. About apples, potatoes, Aaltos, and life
September 27, 2010, 8:59 pm
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Tonight was the finalizing event of the 2/5 installation, an experimental harvest dinner. So, for first course: cress, second: cress, dessert: cress? Well, the food was simple, ingredients inspired by season, place, and roots, and very symbolic. Won’t loose too many words about it, just let your imagination go. It involved apples from the earth and from the sky.

I had asked people to bring their favourite bread and salt with them. The soup was unsalted, so those two ingredients made it enjoyable. We had rye bread and crisp bread from Avikainen bakery, Samsara rye bread, hole rye-bread from Leipä Aitta, and a Fazer Country Loaf. The crowd was mixed, with people even joining last minute, the atmosphere beautiful, the discussion inspiring. Everybody in the round of 12 people introduced oneself and talked about his growth, his background, his studies, his aspirations. 3 teachers from Environmental Art and Art Education, 9 students from Industrial Design, Ceramics, Textiles, Fine Arts, Applied Art & Design, Environmental Art, and Art Ed. 2 hrs of the talks are videotaped and ready to be edited for a final video. Looking forward to that! And: the idea to have more open dinners with discussions amongst students and teachers across departments in the exact same location came up… – me like!

Potato soup with… cress, homegrown!

Oven apple with lingonberries and vanilla sauce

Thanks to all you people who came, ate, thought, talked, and helped!


stitch your dreams!
September 14, 2010, 2:01 pm
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The preparation phase for the second event is on!

Today, I put up some posters at my university Taik of the Aalto University, to invite students from all departments to stitch their dreams in a huge tablecloth, that will be installed in the exhibition space next to the elevators by the main entrance of the Aalto University School of Art and Design. I do not want to reveal too much yet, but something will be growing there, on the fertile soil of dreams!!!

The installation night will take place 20th of Sept., starting from 4 pm in the afternoon, and Sari from the Anarchistic Marttas will teach most basic stitching methods, so no preliminary skills are necessary. The event is mainly intended for Taik students, but everybody interested is welcome to join and talk about their dreams!

Free tea and cookies will be served to keep up the good spirit and brain activity.

The installation itself forms the second event of the 5-series, 2/5:GROW, and will be open to public from 21.-24.09.2010, during public opening hours (mon – thu 7.30am – 7pm, fri 7.30am – 6pm), but always viewable from the outside through the window. It will end with a special event involving harvesting and professors on Monday night, 27th of Sept. More information soon!