Close to coCreationcamp, many events are taking place in Helsinki in connection with World Design Capital 2012.

  • Cumulus Helsinki

The Cumulus Helsinki 2012 conference will be held in Helsinki, May 24-26, 2012 by Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Over 300 conference guests worldwide are expected to join the conference, which is scheduled during the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. The Cumulus Conference will follow the overall theme of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 theme Open Helsinki – Embedding Design in Life. The conference will go deeper and dig in the theme

“Open, participative city: how design knowledge can support public services in the development of open, participative city environment”.

  • Cities for All

Cities for All Helsinki is an international conference aimed at bringing together a diverse range of solutions, illustrating the genuine potential of design to cater for different people’s needs and create a better city for all. The conference is part of the official World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme. The conference will bring the European Union’s focus area for the year, Active Ageing, to design capital. It will also provide a unique forum where professionals from different fields can share their visions of how design solutions, which pay equal attention to the dignity and needs of different user groups, can improve common wellbeing and welfare. Professionals will also have the chance to consider how such solutions can generate more added value in both the public sector and in businesses.