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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Eeva Houtbeckers, Post-doctoral Researcher

May 8, 2018

Eeva Houtbeckers, Post-doctoral Researcher

Eeva Houtbeckers (Dr. Sc. Econ. & Buss. Admin) works on a postdoctoral project funded by Nessling Foundation (2017) and Kone Foundation (2018-2020). She is a member of NODUS research group and affiliated with the Department of Design at Aalto University. Her doctoral dissertation ‘Mundane social entrepreneurship’ focused on Finnish microentrepreneurs working in sectors that address sustainability challenges, namely up-cycle design,...

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Ramia Mazé, Professor of Practice, New Frontiers in Design

April 2, 2018

Ramia Mazé, Professor of Practice, New Frontiers in Design

From August 2015, Ramia Mazé is appointed as Professor of New Frontiers in Design at Aalto University to pursue a programmatic vision in “Designing Our Common Future”. As a researcher, educator and designer, Ramia specializes in critical and participatory approaches to design for systems and products that alter social practices and public life. While design is traditionally formulated in relation to industry, her work explores the...

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Mikko Jalas, Professor of Practice, Sustainable Consumption

October 3, 2016

Mikko Jalas, Professor of Practice, Sustainable Consumption

Mikko Jalas holds a PhD in Organization and Management from the Aalto University School of Business and currently holds a position of a Senior Lecturer at Aalto  University School of Arts, design and architecture. He has worked on sustainable consumption, time use, energy consumption as well as on time use rebound-effects. More recently he has worked on renewable energy investments, the local embedding of energy technologies, self-building...

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Michael Lettenmeier, PhD Researcher

October 3, 2016

Michael Lettenmeier, PhD Researcher

Michael Lettenmeier (M.Sc.) is a researcher, consultant and trainer in the fields of sustainable natural resource use, material footprint calculation and sustainable lifestyles. During the recent years, he has set a focus on sustainable lifestyles and developed the 8 tonnes resource cap for sustainable lifestyles. He is consulting and training the implications of the 8 tonnes concept for business, design and different organizations. Michael is...

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İdil Gaziulusoy, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design

September 19, 2016

İdil Gaziulusoy, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design

İdil is Professor of Sustainable Design and research group leader of NODUS. She is developing a teaching and research portfolio for imagining sustainable, equitable and resilient future systems through various approaches in design research and developing interventions to achieve these proposals. Her work is concerned with socio-technical and socio-ecological systems with a particular focus on production-consumption systems and cities. Idil has...

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Cindy Kohtala, Post-doctoral Researcher

January 28, 2013

Cindy Kohtala, Post-doctoral Researcher

Cindy Kohtala (D.A.) is a design-for-sustainability researcher, educator and writer with expertise in product-service systems and sustainable consumption and production. Her doctoral research topic focused on grassroots digital fabrication communities and their potential role in transforming negative consumption and production patterns through shifts in meaning and values (‘Making Sustainability’: How Fab Labs Address Environmental...

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Tatu Marttila, PhD Researcher

January 28, 2013

Tatu Marttila, PhD Researcher

Tatu Marttila (M.A.) has a degree in industrial design and background in new media design. His research studies inter-professional design education. It focuses to understand the tools, processes and communication related to issues of sustainability in multidisciplinary collaboration, and to gather information on how design education can better prepare students to tackle transdisciplinary problem solving in the context of sustainable...

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Pekka Murto

January 28, 2013

Pekka Murto

Pekka Murto is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Design in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland and a student of the Advanced Materials and Processes Doctoral School of Aalto School of Chemical Technology. His doctoral research focuses on understanding the role and integration of design in networked development of complex products and systems, with a specific focus on shipbuilding as the context of study. In...

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