DR Katve-Kaisa KONTTURIView on Find an Expert
- Contemporary Art Theory
- Craftivism, Fashion, Fabrics
- Feminist Art & Theory
- New Materialisms
- Research Methodologies
Her current project "Affective Fabrics of Contemporary Art: Stitching Global Relations" studies the ubiquity of fabrics in today’s art world, and encompasses craftivism as well as the political use of fashion and textiles in art- and exhibition-making. It looks, for example, into fashion exhibitions travelling from a country to another, knitted and crocheted demonstration banners, and multi/cross-cultural craft collectives.
Katve-Kaisa co-convenes the Matters of the Body Research Cluster at VCA-MCM. She is also a founding member of the European New Materialist Network funded by the ISCH-COST (2014-2018), and co-leads its working group “Embracing Creative Arts”.
Available for supervisionYes.
I'm interested in supervising projects around new materialisms, materialist philosophies and methodologies, feminist art and theory, fashion, clothing, and textiles.
Contact DetailsPhone Number: 90359162
Journal Articles Refereed
Authored Research Books
Publications of Creative Research
Education and Training
- Doctor of Philosophy PHD , University of Turku, 2012
- Licentiate of Philosophy Lic. Phil , University of Turku, 2002
- Master of Arts MA , University of Turku, 2001
Awards and honours
- Doctor of the Year in the Humanities, University of Turku, 2013
'Networking European Scholarship on "How Matter Comes to Matter"', ISCH-COST action 1307, EU (mobility funding), 2014-2018 PI: Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University
'Affective Fabrics of Contemporary Art: Stitching Global Relations', The Kone Foundation, Finland, (mobility funding) 2014-2017 PI: Katve-Kaisa Kontturi
'New Materialism: From Theoretical Turn to Multidisciplinary Methodologies', School of History, Culture and Arts Studies, University of Turku (project grant, postdoctoral fellowship) 2013-2014 PIs: Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Ilona Hongisto, Milla Tiainen