Critical Studio field trip to Amsterdam

OK Do’s Critical Studio course at Aalto University discusses and experiments with critical and philosophical modes of practicing design or applied art. One of its outcomes will be a publication drawing from dialogues within the class of around 20 students from the Design and Media departments and outside it—for example on a field trip to the Netherlands. There students and editors met up with critically-oriented designers and design publishers.


Why is design all like, like, like? Michèle Champagne from the Amsterdam-based radical That New Design Smell journal gave a presentation of design criticism in a nutshell for the Critical Studio students, encouraging them to express doubts in their work.

Critical Studio is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.