Hella Hernberg

Hella Hernberg

Postdoctoral researcher

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Artistic and research interests

Hella Hernberg is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Design, Aalto University. Her research investigates the mediation of sustainable change processes involving multi-actor networks in spatial and material contexts. She holds a Doctor of Arts degree from 2022. Her doctoral thesis, titled Architects as ‘Mediators’ – Socio-political roles in mediating the ‘temporary use’ of vacant spaces, investigated the roles of mediators in the temporary use of vacant spaces, seen more broadly as part of urban sustainability transitions. Her doctoral research was partly based on professional architectural work on similar themes since 2008. Since 2010, she has run her own company, Urban Dream Management, and in 2012-13 she worked as a strategic designer at the Ministry of the Environment.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Arts

Award Date: 27 Jun 2022

Doctoral degree, Arts and Design, Aalto University

Award Date: 27 Jun 2022

Master's degree, Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology

Award Date: 23 Sept 2008


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