Editorial board

We are always interested in new book ideas! If you have a manuscript which relates to research or education in art, design or architecture, send us a text sample and preliminary table of contents via email at: artsbooks(at)
Aalto Arts Books books

Editorial board

The editorial board is responsible for making publishing decisions and for setting the general policies on Aalto ARTS Books publishing. The board ensures that publishing activities are implemented in alignment with the strategic aims of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto ARTS). The board is led by the Aalto ARTS vice dean in charge of research. Aalto ARTS Books is in charge of productions.

Based on written proposals, the board selects works for publication in the series CROSSOVER and ART+DESIGN+ARCHITECTURE and a small part of the DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS series. The main criteria in deciding to publish a work is its topicality and the interest in the topic from an educational and research perspective. The quality of the manuscript is also a factor, as well as innovative value and the presence of similar books on the market. Another important factor is how realistic the funding plan is. Biographies, memoires, collected speeches, exhibition catalogues and conference publications are not part of the publishing programme. 

Beginning in autumn 2020, the editorial board will also make publishing decisions on dissertations for publication by Aalto ARTS Books. Publishing decisions are conditional on doctoral candidates receiving permission to defend their dissertation. The editorial board gives precedence to dissertations that attract broad interest, mainly contain previously unpublished original visual material, and are outstanding in their representation of Aalto ARTS research.

Members of the board:
Turkka Keinonen (chair), vice dean (research)
Tuomas Auvinen, dean of Aalto ARTS
Rasmus Vuori, vice dean (education)
Saija Hollmén, vice dean (art and creative practices)
Pekka Saarela, development manager
Mika Pantzar, professor, University of Helsinki
Mika Elo, professor, University of the Arts
Annu Ahonen, managing editor
Sanna Tyyri-Pohjonen (secretary), publishing editor

The committee may request statements and invite outside experts to meetings, when necessary, according to the topics of book proposals.

Editorial boards meetings are held during 2021–22

  • 15.9.2021 – deadline for application 2.9.2021 4pm
  • 24.11.2021 – deadline for application 11.11.2021 4pm
  • 26.1.2022 – deadline for application 13.1.2022 4pm
  • 23.3.2022 – deadline for application 10.3.2022 4pm
  • ​​​​​​18.5.2022 – deadline for application 5.5.2022 4pm

Book proposals must be received no later than nine (9) weekdays before meetings. Send the proposal to: [email protected]

This service is provided by:

Aalto ARTS Books

Aalto ARTS Booksin kustannus- ja julkaisutoiminnan tavoitteena on tehdä tunnetuksi visuaalisten alojen uusimmat tutkimustulokset.
  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!