Sanna Lehtinen works as an Aalto Research Fellow at the Transdisciplinary Art Studies unit (TAS, prev. YoYo) at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (AaltoARTS).
In 2018–20 Sanna was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS at the University of Helsinki. She has a PhD (2015) in Aesthetics from University of Helsinki and she was a recipient of the Young Scholar Award by International Association for Aesthetics (IAA) in 2013. Sanna's professional interests include urban and everyday aesthetics, environmental aesthetics, philosophy of technology, and contemporary environmental and urban art. Sanna is the President of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics and a Codirector in the board of the Philosophy of the City Research Group (PotC).
"The exquisite aesthetic highlights of life are at best truly powerful and life-enriching, but they function strongly from the basis of and in relation to those more mundane experiences that reflect and mould one’s sensitivities on a daily basis." — Sanna