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

Publications

Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Department of Media, Department of Art

Research Pavilion #3, Sala del Camino, Venice ITALY

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Art, Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Sites and Situations Art Event at the Floating Peripheries Conference 2019

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Liisa Ikonen, lavastaja ja pukusuunnittelija. Esittely Lavastus- ja pukusuunnittelijat ry:n 75-vuotisjuhlanäyttelyssä Kuviteltu todellisuus

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Dialogista skenografiaa

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

INTO THE installation in the 'Night Pieces – 3 x Spatial Access to 'The Venice' group exhibition in Venice Biennale 2017 Research Pavilion #2: The Utopia of Access.

Publishing year: 2017
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Hella Wuolijoki, Niskavuoren nuori emäntä

Publishing year: 2017
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Spaces of the Abnormal, Poveglia II

Publishing year: 2017
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Helsinki Identiteettejä

Publishing year: 2016 Tekijä
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

p.s.peripherical scenes miniFESTIVAL

Publishing year: 2016
Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Kuratointi

Publishing year: 2015