IMPACT change campaign for the makers of the future

Meri Lammi

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences’ Design Center MUOVA is an innovative development partner and a pioneer in design. We are celebrating our 35 years of design by turning our eyes to the future, i.e. to the youth. The sustainable society of the future needs both technological solutions and a human touch. The changes of the future affect especially young people, however their role in discussions about the future remains small from time to time. Together, we can respond to the challenges and wishes presented by young people whilst creating an attractive Vaasa region.

The IMPACT change campaign for the makers of the future does not collect money, but actions. Actions can be small or big, steps towards a better future. No one builds the future alone, and that’s why we ask for partners to join the change. What is your promise? How does your organization participate in building and achieving a common goal? Design center MUOVA promises to bring Vaasa youth, decision-makers, experts and influencers to a common table. Together, we can develop a region of Vaasa, where it is meaningful for young people to build a long-lasting future.

Getting the change campaign started with the Design buffet

Skilled and enthusiastic people are the building blocks of our region’s vibrancy and attraction. It is the time to focus on young adults and think together how we can create an even more attractive place to live and work in. Design Buffet offers a breakfast where students can share their wishes on wall boards and create a push for change. We invite teachers to share what they promise to do for a meaningful life for young people. Based on the wishes, we develop ideas together with our partners and make the wishes concrete.

Design Buffet opens the doors to MUOVA’s new premises. We welcome everyone to get to know our design exhibition and innovative projects. The breakfast buffet is offered to the first 100 participants, but the doors are open throughout the morning. Come make an impact and be part of the change!

The design center MUOVA offers a Design Buffet on 16 November 2023 from 9 am to 12 pm at Wolffintie 36 F 2.

The event is open to everyone.

Common solutions in Design Think Tank and VaasaHack

Design think tank brings together young influencers, stakeholders and experts to solve the challenges and wishes raised by young people in efforts to improve the holding power of the Vaasa region. Design Think Tank builds a common vision and creates promises about concrete development measures. The results of the workshop will be published in the media and a podcast series will be published on design day 2024.

The event is an invitation-only.

“VaasaHack” – The Hackathon event brings together 90 VAMK students to innovate new business ideas around four optional challenges. The event is organized at Wärtsilä’s Sustainable Technology Hub in cooperation with Vasek, which is a business and development company owned by the municipalities of the Vaasa region.

The event is full.

35-year celebration at the Design Lounge

Design center MUOVA has been building an innovative and sustainable future with companies and partners for over 35 years. We are celebrating our journey together by offering Design Think tank guests a cocktail event with a local tasting menu, drinks, live music and artwork.

The event is an invitation-only.

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