nora kinnunen



I am a redirective designer, researcher and academic working across disciplines. My interests include research and practice in sustainable futures, social practices, craft futures, repair cultures, craft livelihoods and regional communities. I am a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology School of Design studying how craft practitioners working in Fiskars Village, a regional community in Finland, reconcile their craft-making practices with the requirements of the business environment. I am also currently a Research Assistant on an Australian Research Council Linkage project at QUT School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment. As part of Deka Design, a small furniture design and manufacturing company operating in Finland and Australia, I advocate for local craft-based sustainable production.


2014 Current: PhD – Bound Freedoms: An ecology of craft livelihoods at Queensland University of Technology
2010 Master of Design Futures – Griffith University, Queensland College of Art
1998 Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management) – Queensland University of Technology
1994 Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical – University of Southern Queensland