Ms. Dace Resele, newly appointed head of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) secretariat, visited Aalto University on 16 April 2019. Ms. Resele was joined with Ms. Maija Lummepuro, the previous head of the NSPC steering committee, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Department for Cultural and Art Policy, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, and, Ms. Eva-Maria Hakola, Head of Development, and Ms. Aura Seikkula, Regional artist, Nordic cooperation from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Visit to Aalto University was included in Ms. Recele’s visit programme to the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland as the chairing country of the NDPC in 2018.
In the Aalto University, the visitors were introduced to the Aalto Design Factory and the ongoing cross-disciplinary student projects by DF Director & PDP Professor Kalevi “Eetu” Ekman. In the meeting with the NDI Coordination team headed by Professor Riitta Kosonen, the NDI Think Tank Action was introduced and potential collaboration activities with the NDPC were discussed.
Dace Resele visiting Aalto Design Factory
In the afternoon, three ongoing programmes and courses in the Aalto University School of Businessa and School of Arts, Design and Architecture were introduced:
- Master’s Programme in International Design Business Management (IDBM) by Ms. Niina Nurmi, IDBM Program Director,
- Creative Sustainability (CS) by Mr. Mikko Jalas, Programme Director and
- Design for Government by Professor Ramia Mazé.