bio

I am a redirective practitioner and researcher in design. My interests include research and practice in: designing for sustainable futures; preservation of craft skills; and developing vibrant regional communities. I am a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology School of Design researching how craft practitioners working in a regional community reconcile their craft-making practices with the requirements of the business environment. At QUT I am also a sessional academic in the School of Design, and work as a Research Associate across disciplines. As part of Deka Design, a small family business, I work with my design-maker parents Helena and Lasse Kinnunen to promote local furniture craft in Australia and Finland.

STUDY:

2014 Current: PhD – Craft Beyond Craft: Craft Practice and Economic Life 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