- Miss Nora Kinnunen
- Research Associate
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Construction and Project Management
- Research Assistant
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
QUT Design Lab
- Discipline *
- Civil Engineering
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Master of Design Futures (Griffith University), Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management) (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical (University of Southern Qld)
- Professional memberships
Associate Fellow of the HEA.
Nora Kinnunen is a redirective designer, design educator and researcher working across disciplines. She has extensive experience in private practice – as an aeronautical engineer and project manager, and more recently as a furniture designer co-managing a craft-based furniture design and manufacturing company. She is undertaking a PhD in craft futures exploring how professional craftspeople reconcile their craft-making with the demands of the business environment. She teaches theory and research methods at the School of Design and is a researcher on projects spanning design, architecture, procurement and education.
Nora hosts The Endangered Skill – a project exploring the relationality of design, craft and making. It acknowledges the escalating crisis of unsustainability and calls for a redirection of material culture towards sustainable futures. The ambition of The Endangered Skill is to develop craft as a transformative practice through Craft Futures: a re-imagining of culture that is centred on craft as a sustainable mode of production and the basis for sustainable ways of living.