Back to school – Five free lectures on the future of our civilisation

Demos Helsinki has five excellent lectures to help you to focus on what really matters. The talks are in english. Also please notice the different locations of the events.


Molly Scott Cato: Green Economics

Tuesday, August 23rd at 17:30-19:30 Molly Scott Cato!

Welcome to the public presentation by Molly Scott Cato, leading authority on Green Economics and a part of the transition movement for low-carbon lifestyle in the UK. The talk is in the intimate setting of our tiny office and we’d hope to hear your voice and opinions and to share a glass of wine with you. Event will be held in English. Please let us know if you’re coming:

The event will be held at Demos Helsinki (Laivurinkatu 40, kulmahuoneisto.)


TAIK Intro: There is no spoon

Wednesday 24th August 13:15 Keynote: Design for things that matter – John Thackara

Thursday 25th August 10:00 There is no spoon – The age of wicked problems – Roope Mokka and Aleksi Neuvonen

Monday 29th August 13:00 Happy campers: Designing wellbeing – Tommi Laitio

Wednesday 31st August 09:30 What really matters: Natural resources and human lifestyles – Tuuli Kaskinen

This is the age of lifestyle. And that has turned our problems wicked. Human behaviour has become the prime focus of all production, design and politics. This is new to the liberal democracies. Demos Helsinki and Aalto University’s Department of Design invite you for an open lecture series. Any of the talks will help you forward in human-centric thinking and action. All lectures are roughly one hour of lenght. The open lectures are in english and a part of the Keynote-course for all new MA Design Students of Aalto University. More information from the course director Toni Kauppila:

Lectures at the Aalto-yliopiston taideteollinen korkeakoulu, Mediakeskus Lume, Sampo, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki