The Visual Communication Design programme at Aalto University (VCD) is an international learn- ing community committed to investigating new modes of action within visual communication. This archive was established in 2020 as a means to document and share the activity and work of the programme.

Design As Writing (2020)

This book consists of the textual contributions the 22 participants made for the Design as Writing course this year. Faced with a new reality of spaces available in our lives this spring, we decided to dedicate the course work to the concept of ’Space’, whether understood as a physical, metaphorical, conceptual or methodical framework. Many ended up using this opportunity to reflect on their experiences of this peculiar period, others used the same opportunity as a necessary escape from the conditions we lived in. Together, all these approaches became an exceptional documentation of the time we spent together (by not spending it together). However you look at it, we did create a space together.⁣



Aino Inkeri Salonen

Samu Salovaara

Laura Kamppi

Amelie Scharffetter

Yujin Lee

Eulalia Ramírez Moreda

Nils Qvis

Shambhavi Singh

Sabina Friman

Tintin Rosvik

Kaisa Koisti

Olena Mohylna

Noora Typpö

Olga Elliot Schou

Olli Korpela

Terhi Adler

Annika Leppäaho

Fanni Perälä

Iina Sillfors

Amy Gelera

Jolanda Jokinen

Matias Ylikangas⁣⁣

[Editing and Book Design⁣]

Arja Karhumaa

Robynn McPherson⁣

Edition of 35⁣


Design As Writing 14.4.-20.5.2020⁣

Course led by Arja Karhumaa⁣

Aalto VCD – MA Visual Communication Design Programme⁣

Aalto University