Associate Professor in Design and Materialities at Aalto University
Pirjo Kääriäinen is a material enthusiast and textile designer, working as an Associate Professor in Design and Materialities at the Aalto University, Finland. She operates between research and practice, and she is involved in several material research projects focusing on bio-based materials, especially wood-based. Since 2011 she has been developing interdisciplinary CHEMARTS collaboration between the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) and the School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM). CHEMARTS is aiming to inspire Aalto University students and researchers to explore bio-based materials together, and to create new concepts for their sustainable use in the future. Before her career in academia, Pirjo Kääriäinen worked eighteen years in the Scandinavian textile industry, and gained experience also as an entrepreneur and consultant for creative industries.
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