SUOMU- Building up a Nordic Design Learning Community
Building up a Nordic Design Learning Community
Friday March 24th 17:00-19:00, talk + workshop. Everybody welcome! There will be served refreshments.
Interested in design and design learning?
Come and meet SuoMo, The Finnish Association of Design Learning, which has a series of events in the Nordic House during the design festival DesignMarch. Get inspirered by Suomu’s work and participate in a workshop. The Finnish design companies Ragamuf and Lokal are special guest to the event.
17:00-17.30: Greetings from Finland: ”Design learning grows and finds new audiences and forms” – an update by Mari Savio from SuoMu, who is a writer, game designer and design learning specialist.
18:00-19:00 Rug-jewellery workshop and The Social Rug comeback by Arja Taskinen
The Finnish Association of Design Learning promotes the use of design education in different teaching platforms, leisure activities, and among the general public. SuoMu works in co-operation with various educational and cultural actors. The design education in both the primary and advanced level highlights the prevalence of design in all its aspects of our everyday life and makes the processes of design itself visible.
SuoMu produces contents, such as design workshops and lectures for schools and different cultural events. They kicked off the The Mutku-project in 2012 – a project about design learning for elementary school – which resulted as a design education guide book: ”Mutku” for primary school teachers, published in 2014.