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.

Other Pasts – turn on the archive


Exhibition 12.2019

Aalto University

Vare, Kipsari lobby


Other Pasts has been turning on the archive,

finding clues and hints,

surfacing the past and

making it anew,

sensing their ways across many o’formats

of uncoated paper sheets,

resting their eyes on vivid inks,

coming across the wonders of Kontula

(found by those who know how to look),

taken by the telling drawings

found in the smuggled letters of red prisoners,

and feelings embedded in pioneer kids’ fanzines.


Amelie Scharffetter

Amy Gelera

Eirunn Kvalnes

Janne K.

João Emediato

Krista Blomqvist

Olli Korpela


— Other Pasts was initiated by VCD designer-in-residence Kaisa Lassinaro (


Photo credit: Jenni Holma