A five-day visit to Helsinki to attend summer school permitted enough time to squeeze in a visit to the Aalto Design Factory, and WeeGee complex in Espoo.
With a visit to the UK and Finland planned for the same trip, summer air fares led me to fly direct from Toronto to Helsinki, with a side trip into Heathrow and back. I arrived in Helsinki just in time for the start of SEM 2009 — Service Engineering and Management Summer School — attending for the fourth time. The classes were scheduled for the Otaniemi campus, as usual, but the first meeting was held at the Helsinki School of Economics downtown.
I had booked a flight arriving that morning, so the introductory lecture was a big foggy.
The welcome dinner was held at a restaurant just across from Senate Square.
In a game depicting the Finnish heritage, a competition of hammering …
… and sawing preceding the drinking songs.
Besides attending the summer school lectures, I managed to squeeze in sightseeing. Minna took me over to see the Design Factory. Continue reading “2009/08/24-29 HSE, Senate Square, Design Factory, WeeGee“