Tuesday, March 15 at 9.00-9.45 
Main building Posti 1, room 128

Sustainable craft – practice, theory, and concept by Niina Väänänen

Sustainability in crafts is a rising theme in craft and design research, but what does sustainable craft exactly mean? This presentation explains the theory and concept of sustainable craft, based on Niina Väänänen’s dissertation in 2020, Sustainable craft - dismantled and reassembled. The presentation also brings out latest viewpoints from research related to the topic and examples on how to apply theory into practice. 
There will be a 35 minute lecture via Zoom, followed by 10 minutes of questions.

Niina Väänänenväänänen
A visiting researcher in School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Dr. Väänänen is a craft teacher, specializing in clothing and textile crafts and design. She has also complimented her studies with multimaterial craft and special education studies. Her doctoral studies focused on conceptualizing sustainable craft on practical, theoretical, and conceptual levels. In case of further questions, contact niinavaa@uef.fi.