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Katriina Siivonen

University Lecturer, PhD
University of Turku, Finland Futures Research Centre

Katriina Siivonen is University Lecturer in Futures Studies and Adjunct Professor in Cultural Heritage Studies. She is Responsible Teacher in Futures Studies and Vice Director of Finland Futures Research Centre at University of Turku. She focusses on cultural sustainability, semiotic theory of culture, traditions, cultural heritage, heritage futures, cultural identities, ethnography as well as qualitative and participatory futures methodology.

Biography

Katriina Siivonen is PhD in European Ethnology and Adjunct Professor in Cultural Heritage Studies at University of Turku, Finland. She is currently working as University Lecturer and Responsible Teacher in Futures Studies and Vice Director in Finland Futures Research Center at University of Turku. She has earlier been working as Professor and in other positions in ethnology and futures studies in Finland at University of Turku, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University. Her main research interests are cultural sustainability, semiotic theory of culture, traditions, cultural heritage, cultural identities, ethnography as well as qualitative and participatory futures methodology.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Since the late 1990s, I have focused on the development of cultural sustainability research. This theme covers in my work currently the research and advancement of the well-being of human beings and nature through understanding of alternative futures and participatory transformation of culture towards alternative futures. As a theoretical background I have critical futures research and critical cultural heritage studies, semiotic theory of culture, and as methods ethnography and qualitative, participatory futures research. In my research, I have a strong emphasizing in research in maritime areas.

Personal Interests

    Weawing

Books

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 Featured Title - Cultural Sustainability and the Nature-Culture:Birkeland - 1st Edition book cover