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Stories from Nepal, East Africa and Mexico - SGT Studio Final Presentations

experience, collaboration, design, engineering, multidisciplinary, sustainability, technology

21 May at 09:00 — 13:00



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Harald Herlin Learning Center, Makerspace
Otaniemi campus


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SGT – Sustainable Global Technologies Programme combines engineering, architecture, design and business to contribute to sustainable development and global challenges. Each year, students take part in real-life projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America to study the diverse connections between sustainability, technology, cultural and societal challenges.

This year multidisciplinary student teams from the SGT Studio course worked together with six different development challenges in five countries. The projects focused on sustainable reconstruction after an earthquake in Nepal, sanitation in Dar es Salaam informal settlements, water services in rural Kenya, plastic waste up-cycling in Kampala, Uganda, and continued the work of Aalto Lab Mexico in two Mayan villages contributing to improve water quality and eco-tourism activities. Experiences from the field, learnings and project proposals are presented and discussed.


Harald Herlin Learning Center, Makerspace
Otaniementie 9
K-level (lower ground floor)
02150 Espoo

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