Cumulus President Emeritus Yrjö Sotamaa
The Cumulus Executive Board has decided to award the title of President Emeritus to Prof. Yrjö Sotamaa. The award can be given to an individual who is considered to have given long-term service of the highest order to CUMULUS and its international constituency in the role of President.
he award recognises that the individual has exemplary international standing and is predicated on the award bringing honour to the individual and to CUMULUS equally.
Professor Sotamaa has been involved in art and design education and research for over 40 years.
In 1990, Professor Sotamaa initiated the CUMULUS Network in cooperation with five other major design schools, and served as its President until 2007.
Under his leadership, Cumulus grew into a global platform for art, design and media educators, researchers, students and partners.