Launch of Burning Imaginations

  • Andy Best
Thursday 31 Oct
Launch of Burning Imaginations

Launch of Burning Imaginations

Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 17:00 - 19:00 Harald Herlin Learning Centre Otaniementie 9 Public event

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of Burning Imaginations on 31st October 2019 at the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. To celebrate the launch we also open an exhibition of artworks and engineering products in the Visual Resource Centre vitrines, made by students and staff from Aalto University.

The event will include a short panel discussion The Art of Mould Making – Past, Present and Future. The panel will be chaired by art historian Tuija Peltomaa, who will be in discussion with artists Kaisaleena Halinen, Anne Meskanen-Barman, and Satu-Minna Suorajärvi.


17:00 – Opening words, Andy Best, Lecturer in Sculpture, Aalto Arts & Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto Online Learning

17:05 – Juhani Orkas, Professor, Foundry Engineering, Aalto ENG
17:15 – Tuomas Auvinen, Dean, Aalto ARTS
17:30 – Panel discussion Mould making in Art – Past, Present and Future
18:00 – 19:00 – Opening Burning Imaginations exhibition
Refreshments will be served.

Exhibiting artists and makers:

Anna Akins, Kaisaleena Halinen, Anna Jaatinen, Iines Jakovlev, Kalle Jalava, Nikolo Kerimov, Kasimira Kouri, Aapo Niinikoski, Henriikka Pahkala, Pauliina Parjanen, Elina Peltonen, Emilia Pennanen, Jenna Lee Shenyer, Alex Suomi, Emilie Tuuminen

Degree programmes represented:

Architecture, Art Education, Contemporary Design, Design, Fashion, Interior Architecture, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Photography, Product and Spatial Design

Burning Imaginations is a series of eight videos explaining the techniques and methods involved in mould making and casting with a variety of materials, including bronze, aluminium, plaster, silicon, and concrete. Burning Imaginations is a co-production between Sculpture (Foundation and General Studies, Aalto ARTS) and Foundry Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Aalto ENG), funded by Aalto Online Learning.

All videos will be made freely available online via Aalto Online Learning and Aalto University’s channels.

Production team:

Videography, Sound, Edit – Eetu Lipponen/Brainwash Productions Oy
Artists and makers – Kaisaleena Halinen, Kalle Jalava, Alex Suomi, Anna Jaatinen, Nikolo Kerimov
Production Assistants – Roel Meijs, Tomi Pelkonen
Producer – Eija Hakkola
Executive producer – Andy Best

Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, 02150 Espoo Metro: Aalto University