Just three weeks ago A:space – a colorful and welcoming co-working place with a coffee shop, bagels, and muffins, has opened its doors at the Aalto University’s Otaniemi Campus. However, A:space is more than just a café. Its main role is to gather people together. The co-working space hosts events, lectures, exhibitions and displays the works of different artists, both the result and the process.
According to Jaana Beidler, A:space’s interior was designed to focus on colors and contrasts. It was important to make the co-working space different from the neutral Scandinavian interiors and bring forward the creative concept with a low budget.
The co-working space shows the artworks of creative individuals and their working process in an artist’s atelier by the entrance. The artist working in the atelier shifts every week. The artist makes his or her work between two glass walls and visitors are able to see all the struggle and success of the process!
By and large, the A:space, founded and operated by Aalto University’s Design Faculty, is meant to be a place for different encounters and meetings. The goal of this co-working space is to make events and activities more visible in the campus. For instance, university students’ works can be displayed here. Moreover, it is as much about students and university, as it is about the businesses and communities. In general, the doors of A:space are welcomingly opened to anyone who wants to participate in the exhibitions and lectures.
Sincerely yours, Kati Koivistoinen,
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