Postdoctoral researcher – Creative Practices for Transformational Futures at Aalto ARTS, Finland

Aalto ARTS, Finland
Apply by December 8, 2019.

Department of Design is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to join the CreaTures project (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

The position is located at Department of Design research groups ENCORE and INUSE.

We are looking for a

Postdoctoral researcher on creative practices for transformational futures.

Department of Design is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to join the CreaTures project (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The applicant will join the team at Aalto to conduct research and support the coordination of the project. The selected candidate will be working with prof. Tuuli Mattelmäki (PI) and other colleagues at ENCORE and INUSE research groups.

CreaTures is a three-year EU H2020 Transformations project, starting in January 2020.The project is coordinated by Aalto and gathers a consortium of 11 European partners including universities and research centres, NGOs and creative art and design practices. The project focuses on collaboration, reflection and direct engagement as keys to changing publics’ orientation to ecological issues. The consortium aims to promote action for social and ecological sustainability by identifying those aspects of creative practices that contribute most effectively to socio-cultural transformation. CreaTures’s objective is to produce an open-access framework to support practitioners and policy-makers in guiding positive change. The project works around 3 interconnected efforts: An Observatory, identifying and mapping existing, fragmented and often hidden transformational creative practices; a Laboratory, supporting new experimentation and direct engagement with diverse stakeholders, including members of the public, by mounting several different scales and types of arts production, and; an Evaluation phase, testing new and existing creative practices in a systematic and concerted way for their impact.

Work duties:
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position are related to the conduct of research and artistic activities within CreaTures, specifically those related to supporting the development of the experimental productions that form the basis of CreaTures laboratory.

In addition, the duties include:
• Coordination and interaction with partners and stakeholders within the Creatures project, supporting the PI in the scientific coordination of the consortium
• Administration and dissemination tasks related to the project duties above in collaboration with the project manager appointed by Aalto for the whole project.
• Contribution to general Department’s duties (e.g. meetings and research seminars)

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can contact Andrea Botero andrea.botero(at)aalto.fi or Tuuli Mattelmäki tuuli.mattelmaki(at)aalto.fi. In questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Elisa Utriainen; elisa.utriainen(at)aalto.fi.

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