August denotes the a start of yet another new academic year and for me it meant one big change in particular: I started my new job as an Aalto Research Fellow at the Transdisciplinary Arts Studies unit (TAS, prev. YoYo) at the Aalto University's School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto ARTS). Looking forward to working with the great team led by Prof. Christopher Bratton and teaching aesthetics as well as continuing my work on environmental and urban aesthetics.
Our Book Is Out
Paths from the Philosophy of Art to Everyday Aesthetics which I co-edited with Oiva Kuisma and Harri Mäcklin has been published by the Finnish Society for Aesthetics. You can access and download the open access publication through HELDA repository.
"During the past few decades, everyday aesthetics has established itself as a new branch of philosophical aesthetics alongside the more traditional philosophy of art. The Paths from Philosophy of Art to Everyday Aesthetics explores the intimate relations between these two branches of contemporary aesthetics. The essays collected in this volume discuss a wide range of topics from aesthetic intimacy to the nature of modernity and the essence of everydayness, which play important roles both in the philosophy of art and everyday aesthetics. With these essays, the writers and editors of this volume wish to commemorate professor Arto Haapala on his 60th birthday.
This collection of articles is intended for scholars and students working in t...Continue reading...
Philosophy of the City 2017 Conference
This week I will be attending Philosophy of the City Conference POTC2017 in Porto. I will present my paper "Creating Aesthetic Sustainability" in the panel session "Considerations in Urban Aesthetics".
Finnish Cultural Foundation did an interview (in Finnish) for their blog "Tieteestä ja taiteesta" about my research collaboration with Davidsson Tarkela Architects. The project is funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation through PoDoCo (Post Docs in Companies) program.
New Office: Nessling Nest
This week, I was happy to finally start working at my new office for the next twelve months. Nessling Nest is a cosy co-working space for people whose work deals with environmental issues.Continue reading...