Sanna Lehtinen works currently as Visiting Researcher at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS at the University of Helsinki. She also teaches part-time at Aalto University.
Sanna 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. Her professional interests include urban and everyday aesthetics, environmental philosophy, philosophy of technology, and contemporary art in the urban sphere. 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