Project site Finland: Oudi Library

The first CIC for the Finnish project site is set up at the Helsinki Central Library, Oodi. Oodi opened in 2018 and was designed by ALA Architects, it  is situated in the Töölönlahti area of the Helsinki city centre. Beyond books, Oodi hosts a café, a cinema, studios for playing and recording music, coworking spaces, meeting rooms, and a makerspace. Oodi is one part of Helsinki’s network of 37 public libraries.

Project team: Oudi Library

Sanna M. Huttunen
Special Librarian

Riikka Leskinen

Project team: Aalto University

Aalto University team consisting of professor Turkka Keinonen and doctoral candida Nils Ehrenberg has its core competence in human-centred and collaborative design and as well as in design ethics. The team will be supported by the research community at Aalto ARTS and particularly the Department of design. The research foci at the department are collaborative and human-centred design, design for sustainability and research through design practice.

Nils Ehrenberg

Turkka Keinonen
Team leader

The team will contribute to the collaborative service design development objective of the project. It will act as the project interface for the library partners in Finland. The team will apply (design) ethical frameworks such as Value Sensitive Design and Capability Approach to study the equality and justice impacts of the new modes of participation and co- design developed in the project.