Riikka Latva-Somppi

Riikka Latva-Somppi
Aalto University · Department of Design

artist-researcher doctoral candidate

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Conducting research through creative and artistic practices is becoming an established approach used to advance knowledge in various domains of the Arts. Although this approach tends to highlight the voice of the author through the first-person singular, practitioner-researchers working in the fields of art, design, and craft often involve other st...
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This paper discusses craft and design practices through their impact on the environment. We consider how to act concerning the consequences of the craft and design industry. Also, we reflect on the agency of our field of practice in changing how we perceive the environment. We present three case studies of the European glass industry sites in Swede...
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This article discusses multisensorial aesthetic experience of environmental materiality via a craft process. The locally situated study investigates the interrelations of humans and environment through soil. In focus is how craft practitioners use their material sensitivity to reflect the idea of interdependency in the context of the contemporary e...
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Awareness of environmental issues, such as climate change and microplastics, has raised general concern about the state of the environment. Only recently has the discussion tackled the consequences of the human imprint in the contamination of the soil appropriately. In this artistic research, we use soil as the material mediator to explore and comm...
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This article aims to discuss the use of crafting as a reflective tool in creative practice in relation to a particular historical context. The task will be approached by introducing the project 'Power of Everyday Life', which includes an exhibition at the Gallen-Kallela Museum, Finland, as well as the craft-related processes of participating artist...

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