Aalto on Tracks - Program Ideas

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  1. Show to the world your thoughts with style!

    Shanghai World Expo is a great opportunity to show to the world your thoughts… So, let’s do it with style!

    The idea is that we design our own shirt or shoes or both from scratch in one evening during the train journey and then dress them during the Shanghai World Expo!... The theme of the design is open and what comes to my mind now it could be for instance about Aalto University, or our dreams, or how excited we are to join the Shanghai World Expo, or just anything that shows our own style (not to mention that offensive…

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      • Talk, talk, talk

        Talking about things is often dismissed as a poor use of time. Why talk, when you can do? While confined to a moving tin can, there's very little space and limited resources to DO stuff, but what those paticipating have(and in plentitude, I might add) – is time. Time to talk.

        I propose profound, themed discussion. Innovation was called for on some program ideas, but I suggest that, in addition to idea sharing and goal-oriented interaction, there would be discussion on a more general level.

        A trainful of smart young adults of various disciplines would surely benefit from a discussion…

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        • We are a big china jerseys wholesaler . We have NFL Team player`s number sewn on the chest and sleev

          We are a big china jerseys wholesaler . We have NFL Team player`s number sewn on the chest and sleeves Player`s name sewn at the upper back on a sewn down nameplate MLB We have athletic and collbase jerseys All name and number sewn on .Whith team sign and player number sewn on the chest,Player name sewn on the back of jerseys. NHL Team flag sewn on the chest Player`s name sewn at the upper back on a sewn down nameplate ,Player's Number swen at downner down the name. NBA It always nike or adidas brand Jerseys.High quality and all…

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          • Nfl mlb

            We are a big china <a href="http://www.wealthmass.com/Sports-outdoors/Mlb-jerseys-Mlb-jersey-Beseball-Jerseys-Baseball-jersey/Minnesota-Twins/">jerseys wholesaler</a> .
            We have
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            We have athletic and collbase jerseys All name and number sewn on .Whith team sign and player number sewn on the chest,Player name sewn on the back of jerseys.
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            Team flag sewn on the chest
            Player`s name sewn at the upper back on a sewn…

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            • 3 votes
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              • 7 Chinese Festival during 7 days in the train

                There is at least 5 Chinese festivals which we can try to organize in a train. So, there can be on Festival every day!
                1. Chinese New Year,
                2. The Lantern Festival
                3. The Duanwu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
                4. Qixi Festival (It is like Chinese Valentine's Day)
                5. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as, Zhongqiu Festival
                6. A solstice Festival
                7. The Qingming Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day which is a traditional Chinese festival

                On the end we will know much more about China and its culture knowing how do the celebrate Festivals!

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                • 1001 nights of music

                  Let's enjoy live Russian and Chinese music on the train!

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                  • Gizmo workshop

                    It's all creative people going for this trip, isn't it? So, why don't we create an inspiring environment where ideas could flourish and geniality could spark.

                    I say we make a compartment filled with gizmos, colours, lego bricks, straws, paper, glue, mechanical bits and pieces, cartonboards etc. for people to come and create both in groups and on their own. And the results of this creativity could be later on presented in an exhibition either in Shanghai or back at home in the Design Factory.

                    For each day there could be own leader/ topic, or example:
                    1. Environment, e.g. Lake…

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                    • Decorate the coach according to the culture

                      I don't know how many coaches our train will have, If there are at least 3 coaches, we can decorate the coaches in Finnish way, Russian way, and Chinese way. If there are more, we can have an international coach and more interesting coaches...

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                      • I'm singing in the train...

                        just singing in the train, what a glorious feeling, I'm happy again! Either with somebody playing a guitar, with sing star or karaoke equipment or just singing. We can even have this competition "suohonlaulanta" where teams get a theme and they try to list (and sing) as many songs of the theme as possible.

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                        • Story telling night

                          Everyone loves fairytales and everyone loves the story teller. Let your imagination fly and make up a new story or just tell your alltime favourite bedtime story in your own way. I bet it's way too long time since you heard a real good story.

                          "Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a train travelling trhough the mighty Siberia..."

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                          • Pavilion specialization nights...

                            During the trip, let's have small interactive sessions considering the matter itself: architecture of the pavilions and design from different cultures... Those who know well Finnish design could do a small "lecture" about the pavilion of Finland "Kirnu", those who know different cultures and pavilions can share their knowledge to others.
                            We could also make quizzes about the Expo. The loser would have to leave the train after every quiz!
                            Just kidding in the end. But seriously?

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                            • Participant book*

                              Before the trip make a book with all participants' photos and some basic information on them. Like name, contact information, favourite music style, favourite food etc. This book could be used both for tailoring the events during the trip and for learning about the people at first. Especially it can be helpful for connecting faces with names :D

                              *Just debriefing, what came up today in a workshop.

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                              • Spread the wave - the radio wave....

                                We could use possible open wifi APs during the stops if we can't get satellite connectivity. Or if we have the connectivity, we could share it. The shining beacon of uncensored freedom on tracks :)

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                                • Something for everyone to craft

                                  I propose a small crafting project – a hand made memento – for all those participating. Preferably simple, doable(even for us not-so-crafty), customizable, somehow related to the journey, eco-friendly, timeless, remarkable, magical, legendary and so on.

                                  Perhaps something about trains, the journey, the expo, the countries.
                                  Maybe Haibao(the expo mascot) as the basis?
                                  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Haibao_en_Expo_2008.jpg

                                  I hear one of Aalto's schools homed students particularly renowned for designing fun things.
                                  *looks deviously*

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                                  • Aalto Team Spirit Exercises

                                    Gather a Cheerleading Squad to develop multidisciplinary Aalto cheers to the delight of Aaltoians and passing locals alike.

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                                    • Chinese-Russian karaoke

                                      Idea is very simple - to organize a karaoke party, where we will sing songs only in Chinese and Russian languages.

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                                      • Practical joke workshop

                                        I think we need to be practical and prepare some practical jokes (jäynä) for the time in Shanghai. ;)
                                        Like that of teaching local people to speak Finnish or introducing some revolutionary Finnish device, which leaves even Nokia so far behind :)

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                                        • Sex & Alcohol car

                                          I suppose we should be more realistic and have some special place for drinking alcohol and having sex without disturbing other people; because as for me it is impossible for young people to live such a long time (at least 7 days) without any sex and alcohol!
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