Past Events

The Aalto Mediafactory – Internet of Things

Tuesday, 3rd Dec 2013

On December 3rd, CIID’s Head of Research Jamie Allen heads to the Internet of Things lecture series to speak on the idea of ‘Interacting Infrastructures’ as an approach within interaction design and technology research.

If you are interested in “Internet of Things” and Connected Products you are welcome to join the discussion at Internet of Things Lecture Series@ Aalto Mediafactory. Their aim is to dig deeper to see if they can come up with some really innovative thinking for the future. They have a fantastic line up of speakers and are preparing for real debate on what we do with these new technologies and ideas. Bring your most difficult questions and and head over to the Mediafactory Oct 21st at 1300.

Everyone is cordially invited and the lecture series is open. Please go along if you’re in Helsinki in early December!


Monday October 21. Lectures in the Mediafactory Auditorium. time 1300-1500.

21.10 – Martin Spindler – Expert IoT
5.11 – Duncan Lamb – Designer
12.11 – Einar Sneve Martinussen – Researcher AHO, Oslo
26.11 – Lorenzo Davoli – Researcher, Umeå School of Design
3.12 – Jamie Allen – Head of Research Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
10.12 – Daniel Peterson, Workshop

Teach & Learn at Blågarden

Friday, 8th Nov 2013


Ole, Sara and Jane – three Interaction Design Programme students at CIID – are hosting a special event next week at the Blågarden cafe, Støberiet. They will celebrate a public introduction of their Service Design project called Teach & Learn.

The service is a peer-to-peer cultural and social knowledge sharing program that they hope to bring to fruition in partnership with the Blågården Bibliotek. They are excited to share the experience of the project with the community, and are celebrating the project with a small kickoff party.

The invitation is being extended to friends, family and neighbours to promote the service – but more importantly bring the community together over sharing and learning about culture.

To get a better of what Teach & Learn is about, watch the video:

Teach & Learn from Ole Stobbe on Vimeo.

So, what to expect next week? There will be food and drinks…and the amazing Priyanka and Shamik will be teaching Indian Dance – Bollywood style. You definitely don’t want to miss this. Kom kom!

Teach & Learn Kick Off
Thursday November 14th
Støberiet, Blågården
Blågårds Plads
18.30 – 22.00

Please RSVP on the event page so they have an idea of how many people to expect.

Otherwise, check out our Facebook page for more information!

Jamie Allen @ 4S Annual Meeting

Saturday, 12th Oct 2013


CIID Research’s Jamie Allen will be presenting as part of the 4S Annual Meeting– – Society for Social Studies of Science:

October 9-12, 2013, San Diego, California

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) conference program is out where Jamie will be running a session called “(H)appy Thoughts: Technique, Prosthesis, Interface” with Benjamin Bratton, Dock Angus and Ramsay Currie.

So, if you’re in San Diego – please come and say hello, we’d love to meet you.

Post-Digital Research: Towards Transmediale 2014

Wednesday, 9th Oct 2013


As part of further build up towards a showcase project for the Transmediale 2014 Festival in Berlin, CIID’s David Gauthier and Jamie Allen will participate in Aarhus University’s Post-Digital Research forum at Kunshal Aarhus, 7-9 October 2013.

Other participants include Robert Jackson, Geoff Cox, Florian Cramer, Alessandro Ludovico, Christian Ulrik Andersen, Kristoffer Gansing, Lotte Philipsen, and Bodil Marie Thomsen. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Workshop on future plant and food production – 25th Sept

Wednesday, 25th Sep 2013


The overall objective of this workshop is to create an interdisciplinary environment, give participants the opportunity to acquire knowledge about plant and food production, and to develop the innovation potential within art, technology and science . The aim is to create the basis for new interdisciplinary and visionary partnerships showing new alternatives for food production in the suburbs.

The workshop will be held 25 September from 9.00 to 16.00 and 2 October 13.00-16.00 and will be arranged by Majken Overgaard , partner in Art + Innovation Hub and Martin Malthe Borch, Biologigaragen.

In recent years there has been great interest in urban farming – to grow their own food in urban spaces. The reasons are many, the desire to watch plants grow, the need for clean and uncontaminated foods and the urge to reduce the resources used to ship food over long distances etc.

There is much to be gained by an increased focus on food production closer to consumers. However, it is difficult to grow food in urban spaces primarily due to lack of space. It is not possible to establish a genuine alternative to modern agriculture with the current infrastructure of the city, but the suburbs have a large potential.

In Denmark and the rest of the world large parts of the population live in the suburbs with access to gardens and basements – potential space for future food production. Food and plant production in the suburbs is therefore the theme of this innovation workshop that focuses on sharing knowledge and developing new knowledge / prototypes of how we can produce food (including plants , sprouts, herbs , algae , etc. . ) in the future.

The workshop will be held as part of “New Garden City” which is an interdisciplinary art and innovation project. It is developed in a collaboration between Traneudstillingen and Art + Innovation Hub. It is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Gentofte. Read more on

Send the organisors an email (see address below) and tell them why you want to attend. There are limited seats. Participation is free and lunch and drinks will be provided /