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Arja Karhumaa

Assistant professor, head of programme

  • Phone+358405707777
20142019

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Artistic and research interests

I am a graphic designer and a text artist, Assistant Professor, and the head of Visual Communication Design MA and BA programmes.

My ongoing practice based doctoral thesis examines the material aspects of language, the situated knowledge of a text designer, and the politics of legibility. The methodical part of the thesis is Epägenesis : Katalogi, a catalogue/publication of visual and conceptual writing.

At the heart of my interests in design practice & research & education is expanding the limits of established graphic and communication design. I search for a space for a contemporary academic and critical practice within that field. I am specifically interested in language and typography, publication as art/design practice, and positioning communication design in relation to new materiality, contemporaneity, public sociology, critical pedagogy, and intersectional feminism.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts (Art and Design)

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Research Output

Paino – kokeellista runotaidetta

Karhumaa, A., 2019

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

Text art contribution to a project in artist publishing and artistic research

Karhumaa, A., 2019

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formLiteratureArt in coproduction

  • Thinking with Ungenesis: The Situated Knowledge of a Text Designer

    Karhumaa, A., 28 Jun 2019, In : IMAGE AND NARRATIVE. 20, 02, p. 20–34 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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    Travelling Letters : Uroboras

    Karhumaa, A., 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

    Word Helix: Text art contribution to a publication on Tanzkongress 2019

    Karhumaa, A., 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formWeb publication/siteArt in coproductionpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Honorary mention in Art Book category, The Most Beautiful Books in Finland

    Arja Karhumaa (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Invitation or ranking in competition

    Teacher of the Year, Aalto ARTS 2019

    Arja Karhumaa (Recipient), 3 Dec 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    The Poet Debutant of the year: Nuoren Voiman Liitto

    Arja Karhumaa (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Vuoden Huiput Gold Award in Young Creatives category: 'Searching for Zen'

    Arja Karhumaa (Supervisor) & Aliina Kauranne (Student prize recipient), 11 Apr 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Activities

    CIRRUS Teachers' seminar and annual network meeting

    Arja Karhumaa (Participant)
    13 Feb 201915 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    International Conference on Artistic Research

    Arja Karhumaa (Participant)
    21 Mar 201923 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    Message Journal (Journal)

    Arja Karhumaa (Reviewer)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesMembership of an editorial board

    Tanzkongress

    Arja Karhumaa (Participant)
    2 Feb 20195 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    Visual Communication Symposium for study programmes in Graphic Design and Visual Communication Design

    Arja Karhumaa (Organiser)
    5 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of an organizing committee or other positions of trust of a conference or a seminar

    Press / Media

    Muuttuva työ, muuttuva koulutus

    Arja Karhumaa

    01/02/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Column: ”Uusi musta – The New Black”

    Arja Karhumaa

    01/05/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Grafia täyttää keväällä 85 vuotta

    Arja Karhumaa

    22/03/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Lorem ipsum – Leivästä ja tekstistä

    Arja Karhumaa

    01/01/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance