Emilija Veselova

Emilija Veselova
Aalto University · Department of Design

Master of Arts

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Introduction
My doctoral research investigates how natural entities, such as individual organisms and ecosystems, can be included in collaborative and participatory design (C&PD) processes. I am developing reasoning, a conceptual framework, a typology of relevant natural stakeholders and a method for a non-anthropocentric, nature-inclusive collaborative design. main research interests: codesign; sustainability transitions; non-antropocentric; more-than-human; designing with nature

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Kombucha fermentation is a multispecies activity guided by human-microbe interactions. This study investigates kombucha fermentation practices as a platform to recognize relationality with nonhuman microbes. For this, relational theories enable reframing human-microbe relations by focusing on reciprocity and interconnectedness within multispecies r...
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When a tree is also a multispecies collective, a photosynthesis process and a carbon cycle A systemic typology of natural nonhuman stakeholders when designing for sustainability Emīlija Veselova and İdil Gaziulusoy Design research and practice is increasingly aware of the sustainability crisis. Various initiatives have started to argue for a need t...
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This position paper presents a prototype research agenda for design for sustainability transformations (DfST) in the (post-)pandemic context. COVID-19 has made visible vulnerabilities, structural dysfunctions, inequalities and injustices across health, environmental, social, economic, provisional and political systems. In response to the crisis, ra...
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This paper focuses on the connections and resonances between an ethical and philosophical concept of care and service design. The paper contributes, on one hand, to discussions on service design seen as a dynamic discipline that addresses relations and responsibilities when shaping our futures. On the other, it highlights the concept of care in our...
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Humanity must rapidly transition towards sustainable futures. Reaching planetary sustainability requires care for nature and radical transformation of human-made systems. Human and natural systems co-exist in extensive, complex, multi-layered entanglement. Design for sustainability and, ultimately, all design, will need to be transformed towards de...
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To address the current unsustainability of socio-technical-ecological systems, humanity and design should increasingly consider the needs of natural entities. This paper outlines initial considerations for nature-inclusive Collaborative and Participatory Design (C&PD) by critically questioning the approach through the perspective of a bioinclusive...

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