Joy of Creativity in Science and Art!

Everyone can be creative! Jokainen voi olla luova

Iloa luovuudesta tieteessä ja taiteessa – Tervehdyksiä suomeksi alla

Director of LUMA Centre Finland, professor Maija Aksela is celebrating her 60th birthday on 25th of November, 2021 with the theme of creativity and an art exhibition. Some of her colleagues and friends have sent greetings around the world. On this page we have collected art greetings from colleagues and friends abroad and Finland in English and in Finnish and info about her birthday celebrations and about possibility to support national and international LUMA work for good and sustainable future. You can send your greetings to luma-keskus@helsinki.fi until 3rd of December.

Maija Aksela: Miksi teen taidetta? Why do i do art?

Maija Aksela is celebrating her birthday through her art exhibition:

Invitation to Maija Aksela's art exhibition.

Greetings in English

Professor Vesna Ferk Savec, Slovenia

What creativity is by Vesna Ferk Savec.

Professor Russell Tytler, Australia

 

Associate Professor Erik Foolandi, Norway

Professor Marina Milner-Bolotin, Canada

Birthday card with mountain.

Professor Esa Räsänen, Finland

Professor Samuli Siltanen, Finland
 
My art greeting is a photograph I took of a convection flow that has passed through a pseudo-differential operator. Here is the core message of your great science education work: Sciences together, seasoned with color! Congratulations!
 
Colorful art picture -greeting card.

 

Everyone is Creative

 Adjunct Professor Terry Lyons, Australia

When I think of creativity I’m reminded of the unconventional students I taught in high school; those labelled as angry or badly behaved or rule breakers. They looked for the boundaries of behaviour and then tried to challenge these, sometimes destructively but also sometimes in creative, even funny, ways. This attitude could be irritating in many school subjects—mathematics, science and so on—which tend to be taught in highly structured, non-creative ways. Yet if these student discovered a topic or subject where they could explore boundaries, their propensity to challenge and question conventions became an asset. They were capable of such beautiful and original work precisely because they didn’t just copy whatever they were shown, they saw it as a personal challenge to break it, to reshape it, to take it further. These students taught me that sometimes creativity has the same spark as disobedience and mischief. It just needs the right opportunity to ignite.

Congratulations on your 60th birthday. The art exhibition is a great idea and an excellent way to celebrate this milestone and your dedication to creativity in all things.

Emma Abbete, Italy
An active participant of our international Teachers’ Climate Change Forum

Birthday card.

Dr. Marianne Juntunen, Finland

Very warm congratulations from arctic Lapland for my dear great Professor Maija!

Picture of a snowman.

– Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) collaborators, Finland

A photo from Hyytiälä research station.

Professor Ying-Shao Hsu, Taiwan

Creativity is integrating things to serve a particular goal in innovative ways. Creativity is a way to improve the current status with different solutions so it is important for better life and innovation in industry. Creativity serves a role in learning science as a channel of learning problem solving in flexible and effective ways. I think creativity is different in science and in art because creativity in science is more like problem-solving innovatively but in art is like extending imagination for fun. It is possible to learn creativity by building an atmosphere for expression ideas and presenting a novice solution freely; also, providing possible resources and supports for trying out ideas and solutions.

staircase.

Professor Jun Wang and her research team, BNU, China

Creativity means imagination, curiosity, fresh ideas, novel connections, turning ideas into reality, solving complex problems and make changes in our life. It is creativity makes our lives better and more colorful. Creativity is the vitality of science (and education). Creativity is the same, whether in science, art or life. In creativity, you concentrate, you try, and you find it in reality, in the way of painting, dancing, or experiments.
Creativity is not a subject, all we learn is to open ourselves to the world, keep studying, accept new things and welcome people come and go, get close to the nature, collaborate with others, and done is better than perfect! You future makers are naturally creative. Let your ideas fly!Together we are more! All the best wishes.

Photo of people.

Dr Peta White, Australia

 

Associate Professor Coral Campbell, Australia

Dr. Angela James, South-Africa

 

Dr Mickey and Jerry Sarquis,  USA

Your creativity has been the seam that has created opportunities for youth, families, educators in Finland and throughout the world. Wishing you and the LUMA Centre continued success!

See the whole greeting via this link.

Surayya Ayyad, Jordan

Itä-Suomen yliopiston LUMA-keskus, Joensuu

Donate for LUMA-work

Professor Maija Aksela wishes all possible birthday gifts for the LUMA fund for promoting national and international research-based LUMA activities to support meaninful learning and teaching of future makers -kids and youth for good, sustainable future. LUMA means STEAM in Finnish with A being all subjects/disciplines. You can read about the earlier LUMA work on our recent e-book.

You can donate on this page by choosing LUMA-fund.

Maija Aksela.
Kuva: Johannes Pernaa

Iloa luovuudesta tieteessä ja taiteessa

Professori Maija Aksela on valinnut syntymäpäivänsä teemaksi luovuuden ilon. Tiede ja taide tuovat toivoa tulevaisuuteen! Täällä on muutamia onnittelutervehdyksiä ja linkki sivulle. Voit lähettää onnittelutervehdyksen (joku kuva luovuuden ilosta ja tarina) osoitteeseen maija.aksela@helsinki.fi tai galleriasihteeri.soukantaideseura@gmail.com

Greetings with Art – Taideterveisiä Maijan ystäviltä

Lahjoita LUMA-työhön

Professori Maija Aksela toivoo pienemmät ja isommat muistamiset tulevaisuuden tekijöiden -lasten ja nuorten- opiskelun ja opetuksen edistämiseen hyvään, kestävään tulevaisuuteen. Sitä varten Helsingin yliopistolla on tulevaisuuden tekijöille LUMA-rahasto (LUMA LU luonnontieteet, M matematiikka A kaikki oppinaineet/tieteet: All subjects/sciences): Lue tarkemmat ohjeet lahjoittamiseen Helsingin yliopiston sivuilta. 

Oivaltamisen ja onnistumisen iloa kaikille! Voit tutustua aiempaan LUMA-työhön e-kirjamme avulla.

Professori Maija Aksela viettää merkkipäiväänsä tieteen ja taiteen luovuuden ilon merkeissä taidenäyttelynsä parissa 25.11-3.12.21. Hänet tavoittaa aukioloaikoina tai voi sopia hänen kanssaan muusta ajasta. Katso tarkemmin taidenäyttelystä Soukan taideseuran sivuilta.  Näyttelyssä on myös LUMA-toiminta esillä ja sen yhteydessä on mahdollisuus tutustua tieteen ja taiteen mahdollisuuksiin itse kokeilemalla.

Yhteydenotot: luma-keskus@helsinki.fi tai maija.aksela@helsinki.fi

Maija Akselan kuvallinen miete/runokirjan “Ruusujen aikaa” saatavilla kirjoittajalta (mkaksela@gmail.com) suomeksi ja englanniksi. Sisältää Maija Akselan valokuvia ja mietteitä/runoja elämästä. 48 sivua. Kirjaa on saatavilla myös taidenäyttelyssä 25.11 – 3.12. Hinta 10 euroa (päälle mahd. postituskulut).

Ruusujen aikaa -kirjan kansi

 

 


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