Helsinki Pilot took part to the MINNOfest on 16th of March in the sports hall Liikuntamylly in Myllypuro, in the neighbour of the future campus of Metropolia UAS. In cooperation with Living Well, the Health & Wellbeing Competence Hub of Metropolia, opinions of senior citizens about good assisted living space were gathered by using a toolkit developed by students of Industrial Design.
– It is important to have your own, little community and common space but the most important thing is to meet others. The social aspect is vital. That is why we come here every Thursday to attend the senior sport event – of course also exercise is essential, declared Marjatta.
– I have nothing to add, big sister said it all, agreed Raija.
Also the visions of Metropolia’s design students about the ‘Place to Be’ in the Myllypuro Campus were presented at the pilot’s stand. The Place is a central and high-class public space with quality architecture inviting both the students and the residents of Myllypuro to spend time and meet each other.
One of the missions of Helsinki Pilot is to perform as a link between the community and Metropolia. That is why the pilot also screened MINNOfest Facebook live videos to the resident house Mylläri in Myllypuro.
MINNOfest is the display window of joint innovation projects of Metropolia’s students and enterprises and associations of the Helsinki metropolitan area.
MINNOfest builds on innovation projects that are conducted in all Metropolia degree programs. These focus on practical subjects from working life. Students from different fields brainstorm and carry out each project together with representatives from businesses and workplaces.
Text and pictures by Katariina Saarela