Weekly Digest 37

Hello my dear Guild members and a lovely official first day of school! The Weekly Digest is back letting you know about all the events and activities that the Guild and Otaniemi in general has to offer. I hope you all had a lovely summer and missed the Digest as much as I missed doing them for you! So here you go, the first Digest for this semester, have a good one!



I Events

Stadisuunnistus 10.9.
ARTS Harvest Festival Sitsit sign up begins 12.9.
Chalk drawing & Kallio Pub Crawl 13.9.
 Vista 30: Vespertine
Aalto 5km run 22.9.


II Pastime activities

Urban idea competition: Skiss my Hatsina
Dissonanssi open rehearsals and auditions
Introductory course on gliding 2019 – Polyteknikkojen Ilmailukerho ry
Healthyappro 16.9.
Humans vs Zombies Autumn 18.-21.9.
Apply to Junction 2019!
PdP – info

I Events



Be aware Helsinki!

The Eastern Harbour City trembles on Tuesday 10.9 when freshmen crawl from one checkpoint to another in the center of Helsinki.

The event starts at 6PM at the Senate Square, and the afterparty starts at 9PM at Kaivohuone (Iso Puistotie 1).

The entrance fee for the afterparty is 1,5€ + cloakroom 3,5€.

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631793526955785/



Are you down beet? Feeling meloncholic? Or cornfused by the soon-to-be ending summer?

No worries, as ARTS is bringing you Harvest Festival Sitsit! The sitsit-party is our version of Kekri, a traditional Finnish harvest festival. Mother Earth has been generous as an ample harvest was brought to ARTS Wappu Terrace over the summer. It’s time to gather around the table to savour the end products. Leave your hoe to the field, get your field-look on and come to Otaranta Club room on thursday 26.9. at 17.30.

The sign-up begins on thursday 12.9. at 12.00 and ends on 19.9. at 23.55, after which the sign-up will be binding. The sign-up form will be posted on the event page.

There are only 35 spots, so be quick! Every association a fixed quota.

WHAT? Arts Harvest Festival Sitsit
WHERE? Otaranta Club Room, Otaranta 8B (basement)
WHEN? Thursday 26.9.2019 cocktail event at 17.30, the sitsit start at 18:00
PRICE? 12€
DC? Anything farm/crop/harvest related goes, or come as yourself!
WHY? Lettuce celebrate!

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2300992153550463/



We welcome all to Katri Valas park to draw on the streets and cliffs on Friday 13.9. The event starts at six o’clock at the top of the park and after it we will continue to the guilds annual Kallio pub crawl in smaller groups.

What: Chalk drawing & Kallio Pub Crawl
Where: Start in Katri Valan puisto and then moving through Kallio
When: Friday 13.9. 8pm onward
Why: new semester, the best company and Kallio!

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/509291436589646/



Skipoli has a SEASONS OPENING PARTY at Rantasauna, Otaniemi on the 14.9. Come kickstart the best skiing/snowboarding season of all time with us! We have a free-for-all rail/jump-session with lots of snow for snowboarders and skiers. You’re welcome to join!

So take your friends and baguettes with you and PARTY!!
Time: Saturday 14.9. (snow from 12 o’ clock->)
Place: Rantasauna, Otaniemi
Event is FREE, but the world famous evening Menu will be served so don’t forget to grab some cash!


Event on  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2399232486859847/?ti=cl



Dear fellow landscape architecture, interior architecture and architecture students, alumnis and honorary guests,

It is our utmost pleasure to invite you to celebrate the 30-year journey of Vista ry. Our jubilee gala, Vespertine, will take place on Monday October 7, 2019. The gala is the opening event of the LANDMARK 30 -jubilee week.

The jubilee gala will start at 18.00 o’clock in the A-wing of Undergraduate Center (Otakaari 1, Espoo). During the evening you’ll hear glorious speeches and see some magnificent performances and you’ll get to enjoy some luscious appetizers and refreshments.

Dress code for the event is smart casual with academic medals and recognitions.

If you have any questions regarding the event, do not hesitate to send a message to vistah-mail(a)list.ayy.fi


Vista ry




Group start with the Guild of Architecture at the annual Aalto 10 & 5km run. We start all together after which each can continue at their own pace and in own group. Read the specific instructions regarding the registration and location in here:
https://www.aalto.fi/en/events/aalto-10-km-5-km-sports-eventWHAT: Aalto 5km run
START: Otahalli, Otaranta 6, 02150 Espoo
WHEN: September 22 Sunday 1:50pm
WHY: Challenge thyself!

Event on  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/otahalli/aalto-5km-yhteislähtö/886776388369073/


II Pastime activities



Urban idea competition

Find the invitation here: https://www.ncc.fi/contentassets/5d9ca7234c674979b1b9e4797624c0dd/skissmyhatsina_kisakutsu_final_26082019.pdf

Attend here: https://www.lyyti.in/skissmyhatsina

and find the competition material here:

We challenge creative teams and individuals to come up and develop ideas that invite various people and groups to Hatsinanpuisto. What would be the reason to come, enjoy and stay? What new activities and experiences this park and it’s environment could offer?

The goal is that the park would be open and easy to enter. A place where citizens can feel safe and free. Hatsinanpuisto has the possibility to combine work and well-being in a whole new way.

Sketch your idea – show us interesting references, new opportunities and challenge our architecture and landscape design with your idea! The entry ideas should be located in the public or semipublic areas of the Hatsinanpuisto area plan. The design can take place in the park, on the outside walls of the buildings, or even the roof.

The material
The layout of the contest area, as well as the 3D-model and rendered images, can be downloaded from here. We wish that the entry, or a part of it, would be done with Sketchup 3D-modeling software, provided by Trimble Solutions. However, the competition is not about your skill level in 3D-modeling, but your creativity and fresh ideas. You can download a free trial of Sketchup online at https://www.sketchup.com/try-sketchup

The Schedule:
4.9. Kick-off for brief and questions
16.9. Deadline for the entries
19.9. Jury invites the students behind best entries to pitch
23.9. Finalist pitches in front of the Jury in Dome of Visions in Otaniemi
26.9. Best ideas on show for the citizens in Sello
27.9. Finalist ideas to be presented in People-driven city seminar

The jury:
Hannu Tikka, Arkkitehti, Partneri, APRT
Tom Cederqvist, Arkkitehti, Partneri, CEJ
Eelis Rytkönen, Kehityshippi, NCC PD
Mika Rantala, Leppävaaran alueen projektinjohtaja, Espoon kaupunki
Steve Griffin, Sketchup

The prizes:
Finalists get access to People-driven city seminar in Dipoli on 27th Sept
The winner gets 500€ worth of present card to a service or a shop of choice

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/404335376864007/?event_time_id=404335386864006



Dissonanssi is a mixed choir from Otaniemi singing diverse music all the way from renaissance to glam metal — without forgetting to have fun! This fall we will organise an open rehearsal on 17.9 at 18:00 and auditions on 24.9 at 16:30. Our rehearsals are conducted in Finnish, however you are welcome to join. Even with no Finnish speaking skills, someone is always willing to translate. Read more and sign up: https://join.dissonanssi.fi



Get airborne in a glider on a trial introductory flight. Aalto-university students aviation club PIK organises an introductory course on gliding in September on two Saturdays in September, the 14th and 21st. The course includes a theory lesson and two flights with a flight instructor in a two-seater at Räyskälä airfield.

Pre-flight theory sessions are on September 12th and 19th at 6 pm. in Maarintalo yhdistystila (Sähkömiehentie 3, 2nd floor). Register in advance here https://forms.gle/t9xjH2GFQ4qYjhE46 to guarantee a spot, or show up in one of the theory sessions. For more information send e-mail to purjelento@pik.fi.

Price: 125 €

Includes 2 flights with an instructor, theory lesson and the ongoing year’s membership fee.



Have you ever wondered what it feels like to tackle other players on an american football match or dance on a pole? Are you still trying to find your own sports or have you already found it and you want to know, what kind of associations organize events related to that in Aalto? This fall, the sports committee organizes Healthyappro, during which nine different sports associations present themselves by organizing nine different sports events. These events will be organized starting from September and lasting until November and every week there will be one event or two events at the same time. After every event, there will also be a possibility for the participants to hangout with the other participants and representatives of the sports associations and enjoy a warm sauna as well as free snacks!

All these sports events are free and open for everyone and one needs to sign up for every event separately. One can attend to multiple events so you can attend to as many events as you want or only choose the ones that you’re interested in. The sign up forms and more specific information about the events will be published on this event and because of the limited space on the events, it’s highly recommended to click participating in order to be informed about sign up possibility!

Schedule for different sports:
16.9: American football(Aalto Predators) and skating(Aalto Skate)
23.9: Frisbeegolf(AFK) oriental dance and break dance(Polijazz)
2.10: A!dventures
8.10: Pole dancing(Otanko)
14.10: Cheerleading(APC Foxes)
2.11: Volley ball(Aalto-volley)
8.11: Football(FC Kissat)

More info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/514740742687553/



Humans vs Zombies Autumn 18.-21.9.
Humans vs. Zombies is a moderated game of tag where zombie players try to spread the infection by tagging human players. Humans can in turn protect themselves by hiding, fleeing or fighting back (using socks or foam gun darts to “stun” zombies). Exciting missions and quests will be available every day. Since teamwork is often the best strategy, players are guaranteed to meet new people.Participation is completely free of charge. The organizers will provide the game scarf and special items for you. All you have to do is sign up, show up and play. The game is played entirely in English.

This year the cosmos has twisted and shattered and the Ancient ones are Watching Otaniemi from the cracks beyond the veil of reality. Is there truth behind the ancient prophecies and is the unbending will of the Ancients unavoidable? Play and find out!

Fb event: http://tiny.cc/hvzautumn2019  
Sign up here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/humans-vs-zombies-2019/  



WHERE & WHEN: Väre @ Otaniemi, Espoo 15.-17.11.2019

We are glad to invite you to apply for Junction 2019, the largest hackathon in Europe! This year’s application process is currently ongoing and will close in 6.10.2019. The purpose of the event is to bring together enthusiastic developers, designers and creators and provide them with the tools and challenges of today’s cutting-edge technology. During the weekend participants have 48 hours to develop their own projects and solve pressing challenges brought us by our partner companies. The event is completely free to attend!

This year includes:

–      10 different tracks such as: Mobility, Game Jam, Future cities, Sustainability and much more
–      Free accommodation
–      Free food and drinks
–      Prize pool of 40 000€

We have only limited places for our participants so apply now!

Applications: https://2019.hackjunction.com

Best regards, Junction Team



Are you passionate about design, business and technology?
Then, PdP is the right fit for you.

But what is PdP?
According to a former PdP student, is “the most rewarding, most inspiring, and at times the most ridiculous experience”.Seriously…What is PdP?
Well, Product Development Project (PdP) is a course that is primarily aimed at master level students of any field, who want to learn the development process of investment and/or consumer products. PdP is truly a transdisciplinary team learning project. The team forming, project planning, project execution, and finally, the demonstration of the results are supported by the teaching team. The challenges are real and sponsored with 10.000€ by industry partners, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of changemakers…and YOU can be part of it. In PdP, all teams are expected to build functional prototypes and carry out testing in meaningful way.If you are a student of design, business or technology and you want to learn real product development – you can’t have better option than this!

It’s once in a life-time experience with great emphasis on passion-based learning (PBL) methodology!

Sign up for the course on WebOodi. Course Code: MEC-E3001
The introduction lecture will be on Wednesday, 11th September 16:15 at Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5 C).

Website: http://pdp.fi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pdpaalto/
Instagram: @pdpaalto


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