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How to Burn a pike!


Our guide to a student driven Burning Man project.

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How to Burn a pike!


Our guide to a student driven Burning Man project.

We are Aalto on Fire

We are a group of Aalto University students, faculty and alumni. Together we will create an interactive art installation that will be displayed at the Burning Man festival. Designing a 6 meter long pike head and constructing it on another continent is not an easy task but we like to get out there and push the envelope. We want to promote what Aalto university and Finland are capable of to the whole world. Thoughout the festival we will host discussions and workshops, invite people to interact with our art and share our teachings and learnings. We are Aalto, we are Aalto on Fire.

 

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Beyond Ordinary


To our knowledge we are the first university project of this scale going to Burning Man. As the world around us changes we feel like we should go out there and try things, no matter how far out they seem at first. All of us have volunteered their time, money and effort to the project which shows the passion that drives us. We don't know where this will take us but we're eager to find out.

Beyond Ordinary


To our knowledge we are the first university project of this scale going to Burning Man. As the world around us changes we feel like we should go out there and try things, no matter how far out they seem at first. All of us have volunteered their time, money and effort to the project which shows the passion that drives us. We don't know where this will take us but we're eager to find out.

Let us present our journey in a visual format

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Sharing the experience


We at Aalto on Fire believe that going out into the world and exploring our creative limits is the key to making Aalto and Finland known worldwide. That's why we decided to film everything and want to make a document about the process and learnings, people and emotions, expected and unexpected things along the way. We hope to show that these types of projects can help the participants in their own lives and their surroundings in a wider scale. If you'd like to see the document happen, support us by sharing this site or donating on Indiegogo!

Sharing the experience


We at Aalto on Fire believe that going out into the world and exploring our creative limits is the key to making Aalto and Finland known worldwide. That's why we decided to film everything and want to make a document about the process and learnings, people and emotions, expected and unexpected things along the way. We hope to show that these types of projects can help the participants in their own lives and their surroundings in a wider scale. If you'd like to see the document happen, support us by sharing this site or donating on Indiegogo!

 
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Supporters


We have had amazing support along the way and the nature of these types of collaborative projects, we have ended up meeting some some of the most amazing people that support our mission impossible adventure.

Supporters


We have had amazing support along the way and the nature of these types of collaborative projects, we have ended up meeting some some of the most amazing people that support our mission impossible adventure.


One of the core values in Aalto University is to bring together students from different disciplines, namely art, tech and business. Aalto on Fire project is an amazing example of co-creating something truly remarkable together. We have full support on this initiative.
— Prof. Kalevi Ekman - Director of Aalto University Design Factory
Finland’s success is based on knowledge, ability to innovate and courage combined with hard work and joy for it. Aalto on Fire project and the team are a perfect example of the right attitude. We need more of this in Finland.
— Jari Jokinen, Director, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK
Burning Man gathers the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, such as Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Larry Page, to the Playa once a year. Burning Man is integral part of the Silicon Valley lifestyle, and we at Startup Sauna definitely support that Finnish entrepreneurs and creative individuals would expand thinking by joining Burning Man
— Kasper Suomalainen - CMO, Startup Sauna
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I visited at Design Factory and Startup Sauna in Helsinki — what a wonderful experience I had. It’s still etched in my brain and I’m excited to tell our staff about Aalto University and Aalto on Fire. It’s amazing opportunity to work together with Aalto University and its students and faculty.
— Meghan Rutigliano - Regional Network Manager, Burning Man
Burning Man is the place where ideas of numerous startups have conceived. If it were not for Burning Man, we would not have companies like Google, Solar City and many other Silicon Valley success stories. The event allows you to take look outside your everyday box and see how things can be different. We at Slush support the initiative to bring Burning Man as part of the Finnish innovation ecosystem.
— Atte Hujanen - Executive Producer, Slush 2014 - CTO, Singa
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