Kirsi Niinimäki
Department of Design

Kirsi Niinimäki

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Otaniementie 14
Mobile phone
+358505693359
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Kirsi Niinimäki is Professor in Design, especially Fashion Research and the Head of Study Programme Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA and Fashion BA. She is also the leader of the Fashion/Textiles Futures research group. Throughout her research Niinimäki aims towards a new, holistic understanding in the field of sustainable fashion and textiles and therefore her focus is on the connection between design, manufacturing systems, business models and consumption habits.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Design
Jan 2012

Publication bonus awarded by dean, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland 2012 <br/>Publication award from scientific articles in 2011. Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 2012

Award of best oral presentation in conference From Fiber to Consumers: Convergent Approach to Fashion Stream &amp; Eco &amp; Tech 2012 Award of best oral presentation in conference From Fiber to Consumers: Convergent Approach to Fashion Stream &amp; Eco &amp; Tech. August 15.8.2012.Organised by The Korean Society for Clothing Industry (KSCI).

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 2006

Award, EVTEK Institute of Art and Design 2006 <br/>Award, EVTEK Institute of Art and Design (from publicity work, Espoo Housing fair)

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 1997

The Grand Price in the First International Textile Design Competition in Taegu, South-Korea 1997 <br/>The Grand Price in the First International Textile Design Competition in Taegu, South-Korea.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 1988

Design grant from Finlayson from best sold textile collection and inspiring creative work 1988 <br/>Design grant from Finlayson from best sold textile collection and inspiring creative work.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 1986

City of Helsinki / Taivallahden leikkipuisto: Installation, First Prize to work group Keskinen, Niinimäki, Seppä 1986 <br/>City of Helsinki / Taivallahden leikkipuisto: Art competition, First Prize to work group Keskinen, Niinimäki, Seppä. Competition organized together with University of Art and Design Helsinki and City of Helsinki.

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Design
Jan 2011

Golden Medal of Honour, Ornamo, Finnish association of Designers 2011 <br/>Golden Medal of Honour, Ornamo, Finnish association of Designers. From work done to promote Finnish design in South-Korea.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Aug 2017

Honorary Award - Radical Design Week Association, China Award as a recognition for excellent contribution to solve some of the greatest problems of our time. Competition New way of doing by the Radical Design Week Association, China.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 2007

Award, EVTEK Institute of Art and Design Award from scientific contribution/articles

Publications

Department of Design

Empathy in a Technology Driven Design Process: Designing for Users without a Voice of their Own

Publishing year: 2019 NORDES 2019: WHO CARES?
Department of Design

Towards sustainable textile materials: Potential Pathways and Dialogues between Disciplines.

Publishing year: 2019 Research Journal of Textile and Apparel
Department of Design

Colour management in CE; Decolourization of cotton waste

Publishing year: 2019 Research Journal of Textile and Apparel
Department of Design

Fashion Dreams or Fashion Business. Helsinki as an Emerging Fashion Scene.

Publishing year: 2019 FASHION THEORY: THE JOURNAL OF DRESS BODY AND CULTURE
Department of Design

Addressing the Dialogue between Design. Sorting and Recycling in a Circular Economy

Publishing year: 2019 Design Journal
Department of Design

Renewing technology-driven materials research through an experimental co-design approach

Publishing year: 2019 Design Journal
Department of Design

Materials Matters exhibition in Dipoli. Crops4Luxury project

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Design

Applied DDMI; A white paper on how design-driven material innovation methodology was applied in the Trash-2-Cash project. Project report.

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Design

Materials Matter in SLUSH; Crops4Luxus project

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy

Publishing year: 2018 Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy