Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023
Due to its massive size and time span, system level often remains invisible to us. Complex network of indirect causalities can be difficult to grasp.
If we could see better, would we make different decisions?
New research and technology continuously expand our understanding and knowledge, helping us to perceive things that were previously hidden: some in plain sight or behind the layers of time, others only emerging.
It is crucial to make visible the system-level consequences of our actions, but also the solutions that aim for more than tackling a single challenge. Solutions that aim for shifting entire paradigms.
Designs for a Cooler Planet makes visible several system-level paradigm shifts.
Changing things requires not only becoming aware of the present challenges, their roots and layers, but also the ability to envision what could be and the future we are shaping. Nerve to do something new and different.
The systems level change requires determined collaboration across different organisations and disciplines. However, the impact of even seemingly small things and decisions can also be far-reaching, often beyond our comprehension.
What don't we see even though we should – or could?
Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023: Invisible
6 September – 6 October 2023 at Väre, Otaniemi
Mon–Thu 7:45–21:00 | Fri 7:45–20:00 | Sat 9:00–17:00 | Sun Closed
Event production: Enni Äijälä, Tiina Toivola, Maria Uusitalo
Exhibition design: Emilia Lonka
Visual identity: Veera Kemppainen