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Call for applications for Professor in Design : especially Colours and Materials

Deadline for the applications: August 23, 2013
Aalto University
Värmemansgränden 2, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland—the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki—Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. The university has 20,000 students and a staff of 5,000, including 350 professors.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites Tenure track or Tenured position applications for:

Professor in Design, especially Colours and Materials

The position can be filled in Assistant / Associate / Full Professor level of the Aalto University Tenure track system.

Job description
The Department of Design is looking for a professional with strong experience in colours and materials in design processes and production within the emerging fields of textile, spatial and industrial design. The professor is expected to develop and lead multi- and interdisciplinary processes and projects across the departments and schools of Aalto University and in close connection with the society.

The Department of Design offers an inspiring research and education community. The professor will create knowledge and expertise on crossing the borders of art, design and research. She/he will teach and lead research and artistic activities on the phenomena on the dynamic interfaces of these disciplines. Currently Aalto University is reforming its Bachelor´s degrees. The person chosen for the position is expected to become closely linked to this process in the Department of Design.

The position will be placed on the Aalto University Tenure Track. Individuals on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. For more information on the tenure track system of Aalto University, please see

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their professional artistic or design competence, teaching and research merits, production, co-operative skills and leadership in artistic or academic community. 

The applicant is expected to have:
– Design and artistic experience 
– Expertise in design processes, design collections, design concepts and product development  
– Doctoral degree or artistic qualifications that are comparable to a doctoral degree
– Teaching agenda that complements and expands the core areas of the department
– Teaching competence, pedagogical studies are an advantage 
– Research knowledge and experience in applied research is an advantage
– Fluency in English and an international network within the field of professorship

Deadline for the applications is August 23, 2013. For more information and detailed application instructions, please see the whole advertisement here.

More information on Aalto University:

Towada Oirase Art Festival

Towada Oirase Art Festival 2013: SURVIVE
September 21–November 24, 2013    website:


Participating artists: Sen Ishida*, Tetsuya Umeda, Taro Okamoto, Masatsugu Ono, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marcus Coates, Erika Kobayashi*, contact Gonzo, Lieko Shiga, Nobuhiro Shimura, Kenji Shibata, Keijiro Suga*, Akira Takayama (Port B) ,Shimpei Takeda, Yoshitomo Nara (special thanks), Naoya Hatakeyama*, mamoru, Aiko Miyanaga, Shuji Yamamoto, and more
As of July 2013. *Participating artists for the festival’s anthology

Venues: Towada Art Center, Former Kasaishi Residence (Important Cultural Property), Fisheries rest house (Former Touji no yado Oirase), Oirase Information hakocco., Hoshino Resort Oirase Keiryu Hotel, Oirase Stream Museum, Towada Lake excursion boat (Yasumiya), etc.

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Towada Art Center, Towada city will stage the first Towada Oirase Art Festival in the city area (mainly around the Towada Art Center itself), Oirase, and Lake Towada. Held under the theme of “time,” this art festival will focus on three main pillars: exhibitions, the publication of the festival’s anthology, and seminars.

It can be said that the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, shook our sense of time. The sheer scale of this earthquake (which occurs only once every 1000 years) made a profound impact on the human world which has been developing over the past hundreds of years.

However, the flow of time is diverse. The Oirase and Lake Towada areas have a complex and diversified ecosystem created by the accumulation of an unimaginable amount of time.This art festival aims to go beyond the existing concept of “time” and to expand many different ideas of time across Towada Oirase. Towada Oirase Art Festival hopes to propose the new possibility of our time and art to Japan and the rest of the world.

Concrete structure of contents

Through the art pieces exhibited at the Towada Art Center, many textures of “time” will be depicted. Exhibitions in the Oirase and Lake Towada areas, Towada Lake excursion boat, and former Touji no yado Oirase will regenerate spaces for experiences. Although these spaces are scattered, they will act as one whole stage. These spaces will stimulate the senses, especially sight, hearing, and smell. Visitors will find places where they can truly experience the floating atmospheres, changing lights, and stirring sounds in the zones.

With Keijiro Suga as Editor, three up-and-coming writers will publish an anthology of short stories by gathering material from three places (lake, mountain streams and city) which define the geography and history of Towada Oirase. They will compare tens of thousands of years’ worth of natural phenomena with several decades’ worth of human life. This will also be accompanied by Naoya Hatakeyama’s photographic works of Towada Oirase.

We will hold seminars to learn from nature and to find out more about ourselves. We hope to explore what our relationship with nature should be in the future. Please check the event’s home page for the latest information.

Organizers: Towada Oirase Art Festival 2013 Executive Committee
Contact: Towada Oirase Art Festival 2013 Press Office,


Tate St Ives : Seeking Artistic Director

Application deadline: September 9, 2013
ate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG   website:



Salary 50,000 GBP per annum

Tate St Ives, part of the Tate family of Museums which includes Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool, is developing as an international centre of art and exchange at the heart of Cornwall. Rooted in its local context with a particular focus on the St Ives Modernists, the gallery seeks to reflect the radical nature of this legacy in a dynamic programme of modern and contemporary art. The Museum is currently embarked on a 13.3m GBP capital project, completing in 2016, which will transform the gallery’s ability to host and engage with a variety of visiting and local audiences and improve the capacity of its artistic programme. 

Leading the delivery of the artistic vision for Tate St Ives, the new Artistic Director will direct and lead the gallery’s art and learning programmes to reflect and embody the role of Tate St Ives as a centre for enjoyment and study of 20th-century contemporary art. They will work closely with the Executive Director and have access to the Director, Tate and Tate National on the development of the artistic programme and to the Director, Tate Learning on the development of the learning programme. They will play a key role with the Executive Director in setting the strategic direction and business plan for Tate St Ives and will represent Tate St Ives effectively to artists, collectors and institutions in Cornwall and the South West, also nationally and internationally.  

Candidates for this Director-level post will not only have a distinguished track record as a curator of modern and contemporary art and a deep commitment to and understanding of learning programmes, they will also be able to demonstrate management and leadership capability. They will have academic leadership and research skills as well as the ability to lead, influence, negotiate and work collaboratively across a complex organisation to deliver exceptional results. 

For more information or to receive an application pack, please contact Mary Deegan of Liz Amos Associates on +44 (0) 20 7884 9201 or at  Information is also available at or

Closing date for applications is Monday September 9, 2013.

Tate’s jobs, like our galleries, are open to all.


Haute Hippie Is Hiring An Executive & Personal Assistant In NYC!  by WINNIE LIU

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Haute Hippie Seeking interns who are interested in hands on experience in the Manhattan based office of editorial and advertising fashion stylist Havana Laffitte. Responsibilities include sample trafficking, organization of clothing and accessories for photo shoots, assisting on runway fashion shows, creating mood boards for up coming projects. There is also potential to acquire on set experience on photo shoots for leading fashion editorial publications and advertising campaigns.

We are looking for interns who are able to devote a minimum of 2-3 days per week beginning at the start of September for a period of 3 months+. This is a non paid internship.

Requirements: excellent organizational and problem solving skills, strong interest in fashion, good verbal and written communications skills. Punctuality, time management and the ability to work autonomously are essential. Intern will be part of small team working in the office and on site for various projects. Serious inquiries only please.

Responsibilities include:
• Maintain schedules of in house and out of house meetings, and coordinate calls
• Significant travel management, including air, hotel, car and meet-up logistics
• Urgently respond to rebooking needs due to unexpected travel interruptions, in any time zone
• Executive Office administration
• Organize/coordinate meetings, schedules with other execs
• Screening phone calls, emails, appointment requests
• 24/7 on call, urgently responding to schedule changes, personal needs, and call coordination with third parties.

Personal needs
• Run errands
• Coordinate schedule with husband/ daughter
• Schedule personal appointments
• Protect “down time”

Desired Skills & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree preferred or any combination of education and experience, which would provide the desired knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the variety of tasks above.
• Knowledge of New York, with the ability to navigate obstacles to get things done
• Superior attention to detail and organizational skills, with experience in keeping others organized
• Prior experience in a coordination or planning role advantageous
• Must be skilled in office administration as well as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and internet
• Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task using exceptional judgment in a fast-paced environment, and maintain a flexible and positive attitude
• Proven experience maintaining high level of discretion and confidentiality regarding all business, personnel, and personal matters
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization

Key Competencies for Success:
• Action and Results Orientation
• Strong ambition
• Agility and Speed
• Adaptable to Change
• Possess effective communication skills (listening, oral, and written).
• Exceptional ability to prioritize, multi-task and effectively adapt to change.
• Excellent customer service orientation.

Company information : 
In 2008, Founder and Creative Director, Trish Wescoat Pound, sought out to build a fashion house that is the articulation of a global nomad’s mindset and lifestyle. Believing that the Haute Hippie woman is eclectic, chic, and well-traveled, her goal was to create a brand and a line of clothing that was not only edgy and sophisticated, but also practical, versatile, and instantly wearable.

The company launched with five employees and operated out of Wescoat Pound’s one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Now, just four years later, the company has grown to over 50 employees, moved into an office in Manhattan’s Garment District, and has launched its second brand, Haute Hoodie, based on chic and classic comfort.

Haute Hippie’s retail presence is expanding rapidly. Currently, the brand has opened three boutiques in New York–in Soho, Madison Avenue, and East Hampton. Additionally, the collections are sold in over 300 stores across the United States worldwide.

Although Haute Hippie has expanded, high standards and attention to detail still hold true in every article of clothing. “I am committed to maintaining a non-corporate environment that is collaborative, inspiring, and inspired. That’s part of the reason we listen to rock and country music in the office and have dogs sleeping at our feet.”

Applicants should send resume and contact details via email to

Upon receipt of resume, applicant will be contacted to set up an interview.


Band of Outsiders Is Looking For An Acessories Design Intern In LA!   by WINNIE LIU


Band Of Outsiders is looking for someone who is passionate about getting into the accessories category of the luxury fashion business. Categories include; Men’s& Women’s Handbags, Footwear & small leather goods.

• Must be a motivated, organized self starter. Pay close attention to details and most importantly, dependable.
• Well versed with computer skills, (especially, Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop)
• Must have a fashion design, architecture or industrial design background
• Strong drawing and visual communication skills required
• Unpaid (but clothing allowance!)
• Minimum 4 days a week
• Possibility of full-time (eventually)
• Immediate start date. Sooner the better!


***Please include cover letter, resume and recent images of work as it pertains to the position with your response*


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