This joint exhibition is an interpretation of the ten megatrends towards 2020. It is based on and inspired by the 2013 exhibition of Aalto University’s annual graduation show Masters of Aalto in Helsinki, Finland, curated by designer Arni Aromaa.  This exhibition responds to the question on “How can we create the future we want?”. It showcases the innovative works from two Higher Education Institutions – one from the North and the other from the South. From two World Design Capitals: Helsinki and Cape Town.


As our world is constantly screaming out its needs and wants, it reveals an endless stream of moral dilemmas, opportunities and tough challenges. How do we make the right call, build the right things or plant the right approach? These are the questions that have shaped our exhibition. The answers from both Aalto University and Cape Peninsula University of Technology graduating students are as wildly diverse as they are on point. Dismantling the false barriers between science, design, art, politics and myriad of other disciplines means arming oneself with formidable resources to transform the world. These students are already shaping the future – and you can see the seeds of revolution right here.