Weekly Digest week 08

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AK x PT: Hankifutis! / Snow footy! 21.2.
Tutor recruiting info 22.2.
International sitsit 23.2.
Communal Cabin Enhancement Weekend 23.-25.2.
Kettle & clock: Masterchef Guild of Architecture 6.3.

II Studies

Helsinki-Copenhagen Urban Challenge applications open till 20.4.


I Events


AK x PT: Hankifutis! / Snow footy! 21.2.

Snow footy? WTF?

Football in the snow!

Finns are known for all kinds of crazy sports, and we assure you this is nothing less! Because we don’t have swamps in the winter, we use the snowbanks. Snow footy is great for everyone – it’s quite tough but there really isn’t skill cap so anyone interested is more than welcome to try out this!

After the games we’ll head to Ossi’s sauna where you can go to sauna – so bring your towel as well! Sauna is BYOB, i.e. bring your own beer.

You’ll want to wear warm clothes to the football; warm socks and winter shoes (keep in mind you are running in the snowbanks), as waterproof pants and coat as possible and make sure to wear proper underwear. Good clothes are, for example, your typical downhill skiing clothes.

WHAT? Snow football
WHERE? Sports field of Otaniemi (right next to UniSport), afterworks at Ossi’s sauna
WHEN? Wednesday the 21th, starting at 16.00
ELSE? Wear good winter clothes!


Tutor recruiting info 22.2.

Come make an unforgettable freshman year for the class of ’18!

Welcome to the Guild room on Thursday the 22nd of February to hear about the tasks and duties of tutors and to hear stories about tutoring from old tutors. The event is open to everyone interested – you can apply as a tutor no matter which year you’re on. Also people who have tutored before are warmly welcome to sign up again!

The tutor sign up will open on Tuesday the 20th February – stay tuned!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/171237136851563/


International sitsit 23.2.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for the first International sitsit of 2018!

The circus has arrived to Smökki! Step right in and experience a night full of immersive entertainment and peculiar attractions. No one has ever made a difference by being like everyone else, so unleash your inner freak and come join the circus on 23rd February at 18.00 in Smökki! After the sitsit the party goes on as an after party in Smökki.

Tickets will be sold on Thursday 15th February at 13.00-15.00 in the Undergraduate center lobby (Otakaari 1) for 15€ each. Please have your dietary requirements, possible seating wishes (you can for example think of a group name for the people that you want to sit with) and cash ready with you when signing up. Seats are limited so be fast! You can buy three (3) tickets per person.

The next day you are welcome to Rantasauna for a hangover brunch (”Sillis” in Finnish) where the effects of previous night’s party will be wiped out with bacon, sweets and sparkling wine. The brunch begins at 12.00 and costs 5 euros when bought along with the sitsit-ticket and 8 euros at the door.

The sitsit and hangover brunch will be held in english.

WHAT: International Sitsit and Sillis
WHERE: Smökki (Jämeräntaival 4) & Rantasauna
WHEN: cocktails at 18.00 sitsit begin at 18.30
DRESSCODE: Whatever circus curiosity you see fit
PRICE: 15€ for Sitsit, 5€ for Hangover brunch next morning (8€ at the door)
TICKET SALES: 15.2. at 13.00 in Undergraduate center lobby


Communal Cabin Enhancement Weekend 23.-25.2.

Yahoo. the most awaited weekend is here again! Come and challenge yourself in the mind and body hardening Cabin working weekend! The event takes place from 23th to 25th of February 2018, at the Architecture Guild’s Cabin.

The weekend is going to be full of fun building works, logs, going to sauna and eating basically for free! Maybe we’ll even watch a movie… Above all, spending awesome time doing things with your fellow students.

Clothes for outdoor work
A sleeping bag/sheets
Toiletries for sauna
Beverages and snacks, if you want

Food served:
FRI: supper
SAT: breakfast, lunch, dinner
SUN: breakfast, (possibly lunch)

Remember to enroll with the link above, so that there’ll be enough food!


For more information about the event, contact majavastaava(at)arkkitehtikilta.fi.


Kettle & clock: Masterchef Guild of Architecture 6.3.

The biggest culinary competition in the world comes to the Guild of Architecture when the cultural year kicks off with the first event of the year! So put on your apron, pack your knives and participate in this playful cooking competition on March 6th at 6pm!

The event consists of three different tasks: in the Blind test you will identify different ingredients blindfolded, in the Taste test you will identify as many ingredients as possible from a single dish and finally, in the Mystery Box challenge you will unleash your creativity with the given ingredients. You can participate solo or in a group of a maximum of 4 persons. Each task will be scored (only the judges will see the scores) and at the end of the night the individual/group with the highest score will receive a small prize.

The competition will be held in the home economics class of the Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu school, which can easily be reached from both Otaniemi and Helsinki in approximately 30 minutes. The class has all the usual cooking equipment, but you may bring your own sous vide cooker or food dehydrator if you find that necessary. The event costs 10 €, the money will be collected in the event.

Sign-up for this event starts on Monday, February 19th and the link to the sign-up will be posted to the Facebook event. Be quick, only the first 16 can participate!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/532186660493311/


II Studies


Helsinki-Copenhagen Urban Challenge applications open till 20.4.

This is an early reminder that the Helsinki-Copenhagen Urban Challenge on smart cities (7,5-10 ECTS) will be organized August 13th – 31st 2018 in Copenhagen and Helsinki. The call for applications is open until 20th of April 2018.

Interdisciplinary summer school on smart cities and urban innovation. Bringing together urban planning, smart governance and mobility to address real challenges of modern urban development together with municipal and private stakeholders.
For more information, detailed course description and structure visit program’s website

The Helsinki-Copenhagen Urban Challenge is offered by Copenhagen Business School and Aalto University. A group of students from both universities will spend together first one and a half a week in Copenhagen and then one and a half a week in Helsinki, having lectures, workshops, site visits and at the end of the course presenting own project for urban innovation.

The course is free and all students who attend the course are offered a travel grant of 275 EURO. Additionally, students from Aalto ENG will receive a travel grant of 225 EURO. Students from other Aalto schools and the University of Helsinki should check for additional grants within their own school.

How to apply
Fill in application form here: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/4D11BAF3088E9147

Applications are accepted until 20.4 2017. We will notify all accepted students by email 27.4.2018.

For more information, please contact dina.mavliutova@aalto.fi


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