Lecturer Anna van der Lei

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Anna Van der Lei

Anna van der Lei (1984 Amsterdam), a mix of Dutch and Finnish nationality, is a University Teacher in contemporary design at the Aalto University.
In 2008 she graduated with honor from the Design Academy Eindhoven, after which she worked for a major design brand in London before starting her own design practice in 2010. As a designer, Anna’s work varies from analog material studies to explorations in the technological world. Her teaching reflects the contemporary and experimental approach she has towards design.

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Experimental Design

The course follows a pre-determined and changing topic that establishes the frame inside which the students work. Each time a different corporate partner is involved in determining the characteristics of the introduced course case.

Contemporary Design
Contemporary Design
bio materiality

Bio Materiality

As biomaterial is a broad and currently widely used term, the students learn to explore and discover new perspectives to biomaterials and understand how to create their own creative approach towards these materials.

Contemporary Design

Latest publications

Spaces of Learning. Facilitating Encountering in the Post-Pandemic City Case Study: Oslo Science City

Antti Ahlava, Toni Kauppila, Sindre Buraas, Nina Havermans, Hallbjørn Kjellson, Finn Jensen, Sana Khan, Jens Bøyesen, Anna Øren, Øystein Grønning, Anna van der Lei , Christina Norton, Steve McAdam, John Thackara, Roope Mokka, Paul Bennett 2020

HDW Children's Design Weekend

Anna van der Lei 2020

CHEMARTS at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (DDW)

Pirjo Kääriäinen, Anna van der Lei , Anna-Mari Leppisaari, Konrad Klockars, Noora Yau, Marja Rissanen, Feng Chen, Sini West, Megan McGlynn, Meri-Tuuli Porras, Anna Semi 2019

Tomorrow´s Archives

Nathalie Lautenbacher, Anna van der Lei , Tiina Aarras, Jermiah Tesolin, Jaana Väätäinen-Beidler 2019 Tomorrow´s Archives

Layers of Blue : CHEMARTS

Anna van der Lei 2019

Tomorrow's archives

Anna van der Lei 2019

Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future

Maarit Mäkelä, Priska Falin, Nathalie Lautenbacher, Anna van der Lei , Riikka Latva-Somppi 2018

Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future

Maarit Mäkelä, Priska Falin, Nathalie Lautenbacher, Anna van der Lei 2018
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