Maarit Mäkelä
Department of Design

Maarit Mäkelä

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Otaniementie 14, 021450 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358503722168
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Maarit Mäkelä works as an artist in the junction of ceramics and fine art. She has had several solo exhibitions in Finland and has taken part in frequent joint exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Much of her work, for example her doctoral dissertation, deals with the questions of femininity.
Her research interests lie in practice-led research. She is initiator of The Art of Research conference and co-editor of the anthologies “The Art of Research. Research Practices in Art and Design” (2006) and “The Art of Research II. Process, Results and Contribution” (2012). In addition, she has published widely in international arenas.

Areas of expertise

Taiteellinen tutkimus Keramiikka Materiaalilähtöinen taide Practice-led research Ceramics Material-based art Muotoilu Design

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 2004

Suomen kirjataiteen toimikunta, doctoral dissertation awarded in the non-fiction category

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 2000

Lappeenranta 1st International Ceramic Competition, Craftmuseum of Lappeenranta, Honourable Mention

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Jan 1992

Teachers' cultural event, 1st prize in ceramics, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki

Publications

Department of Design

Exposició temporal de II Simposi Internacional de ceràmica negra

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Design, Department of Media, Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Catalyses, Interventions, Transformations

Publishing year: 2018 Synnyt/Origins - Finnish studies in art education
Department of Art, Department of Design

Why our brains love arts and crafts implications of creative practices on psychophysical well-being

Publishing year: 2018 FormAkademisk
Department of Design

Documentation as a practice-led research tool for reflection on experiential knowledge

Publishing year: 2018 FormAkademisk
Department of Design

Contemporary Touch

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Ceramics and its Dimensions

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Light

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Ceràmica: Mirades Diverses, Fundació Valvi

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Camins de fang i paraules

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future

Publishing year: 2018