Countdown to lift-off

Aalto ARTS Arabia campus


A fortnight to go until we leave for Japan. As you can see, the sky was overcast like most of the days these couple of weeks. Still, we remain in high spirits as we prepare for the rigors of international travel. The essays are coming along nicely. We are learning a lot of not only Japanese food and culture, but our own as well. A collective effort of listing all that we would need for the travel and workshop has already yielded some impressive results and prevented hardship in the future.

For my part, I have spent the days frantically trying to learn even elementary Japanese and deflecting ever-greater demands of Pokemon-themed souvenirs from my kids. I canĀ“t wait to see what our workshop will be like.

Take care,


Welcome & about the site

This blog will develop during the February-March 2018 to present the process, and results, of a design workshop done in collaboration between Aalto University’s Design BA program and Chiba University’s Department of Design Science. Participating from Aalto there will be six students, who are soon graduating with Bachelor of Arts in Design, and going to pursue their MA after that.