Hella Hernberg, PhD Researcher

March 14, 2019

Hella Hernberg, PhD Researcher

Hella Hernberg’s research explores temporary use of vacant spaces and participatory design, with a particular focus on the mediation among various stakeholder groups in temporary use. Hernberg’s research is based partly on a Research through Design approach where data is collected from her own temporary use projects in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region, and partly on a qualitative approach. The research is funded partly by Kone...

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Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko, PhD researcher

October 31, 2018

Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko, PhD researcher

Maria Ferreira’s research focus on exploring the relationship of design and the ‘publics’, with special interest in urban governance and new institutional forms like public innovation labs. Her interest is to identify and understand the different interactions, collaborations and relations among citizens, activists and governments, and how those influence public policy and the idea of governance, particularly in the Ibero American...

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Elif Erdogan Oztekin, PhD Researcher

October 17, 2018

Elif Erdogan Oztekin, PhD Researcher

Elif is a PhD researcher at NODUS with her focus on Design for Sustainability Transitions and whole system innovations. During her doctoral studies, she is researching eco-settlements through a selection of cases across Europe while she is tackling technological, infrastructural, social, cultural aspects of place-based sustainability transitions and their relations to everyday lifestyles and practices. Email:...

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Philip Hector

July 3, 2018

Philip Hector

Philip Hector is a PhD candidate at the NODUS research group. His research focuses on the increasing amount of Do-it-yourself and peer production initiatives such as repair cafes and cultural laboratories. He is interested in the potential of these initiatives for imagining and practising different ways of collective organising and personal well-being. To do so he looks at the transactions of practices, skills and artifacts between these...

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Kata Fodor, PhD Researcher

May 27, 2018

Kata Fodor, PhD Researcher

Kata is an Architect and urban designer focusing on the relationship between affordable housing and urban food systems. She is a co-founder of the multidisciplinary design studio Atelier Kite, and has recently joined the NODUS Research Group at Aalto University to undertake her PhD project titled ‘Design Strategies for Creating Circular Food Systems in European Cities’. Kata’s research directly complements her design practice –...

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