Liisa Ikonen
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Liisa Ikonen

Professor of Practice

Contact information

Mobile phone
+358505771042
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Scenographer, DA, Liisa Ikonen is the head of Expanded Scenography Research Group and the Principal Investigator in the Academy of Finland funded Floating Peripheries – Mediating the Sense of Place artistic research project (2017-2021). Floating Peripheries research consortium (Aalto University and University of Lapland) aims at enlarging the understanding of spatial and conceptual peripheries.  It brings the practical and theoretical skills and epistemologies that have traditionally belonged to performing arts, visual arts and media art, to be distributed among a wide spectrum of societal forums. The main objective of the research consortium is to re-calibrate the multidimensionality and hidden potential of peripheries appearing in different contexts– in sub/urban spheres, social spaces of healthcare and wellbeing, digital networks and Arctic nature.

As a scenographer, Liisa Ikonen has worked throughout her 25–year career in both experimental and institutional fields of performing arts, and her research is closely tied with her artistic practice. Ikonen‘s expertise in renewing artistic research practices has been recognized e.g. through her systematic development work in project Hypnos (1994 – 2000) in which she developed work methods through several site specific performances in non-institutional found spaces in urban environment. Her dissertation Dialogical ScenographyPhenomenological Interpretation of an Alternative Work Process (2006,) based on artistic research in Hypnos group, won the Best Dissertation Award (2007) in University of Art and Design, Helsinki (UIAH). She has developed multidisciplinary design and application of alternative uses of scenographic means also as part of professor Tuuli Mattelmäki`s Tekes funded research project Spice – Spiritualizing Space (2009 -2011), that was focused on storytelling approaches in service design.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2007

Best Dissertation Award of Aalto ARTS, 2007

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 1996

Art Prize of Espoo City for Hypnos-group

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Jan 2019

Student Prize: Prague Quadrennial 2019: Best Student Exhibition Experience

Publications

Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Publishing year: 2019 Ruukku Studies in Artistic Research
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Publishing year: 2019 Fluid States
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Publishing year: 2018
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Publishing year: 2017