İdil Gaziulusoy


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Artistic and research interests

I am Professor of Sustainable Design at the Department of Design, Aalto University. I'm a sustainability scientist and a design researcher, developing a teaching and research portfolio for imagining sustainable, equitable and resilient future systems through various approaches in design research and developing interventions to achieve these proposals. 

My work is concerned with socio-technical and socio-ecological systems with a particular focus on production-consumption systems and cities. I am a global pioneer in the emerging area of design for sustainability transitions, developiong theories and methods/tools for design practice dealing with sustainability transitions.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • sustainable design
  • design for sustainability
  • sustainability science
  • futures studies
  • design research
  • system innovations
  • sustainability transitions
  • transdisciplinary research
  • Urban planning
  • transition design
  • design for transitions
  • Sustainable innovation
  • systems thinking
  • future studies
  • multispecies sustainability


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  • Sustainability Science Days

    Idil Gaziulusoy (Chair)

    18 May 202219 May 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar

  • Designing Experiential Futures for 1.5 Degree Lifestyles

    Namkyu Chun (Organiser), Idil Gaziulusoy (Tutor), Tuomas Laakkonen (Member), Asala Ahmadli (Member), Alex Artemenko (Member), Nina Balashova (Member), Solveiga Bucyte (Member), Lu Chen (Member), Jonna Eloranta (Member), Daniel Giacomelli (Member), Kamilla Grämer (Member), Kristin Gschwender (Member), Noora Heiskanen (Member), Fiona Keil (Member), Jihae Kim (Member), Hanna Kiss (Member), Maria Klata (Member), Radovan Lamac (Member), Kathleen Lindgren (Member), Elīna Ludborža (Member), Zina Marpegan (Member), Carlotta Pezzica (Member), Emma Prost (Member), Vera Rantamaa (Member), Mattéo Serre (Member), Zoe Irina Valeeva (Member), Julia Vila Comas (Member) & Vilis Zuromskis (Member)

    7 Sep 202212 Oct 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session, tutorial or event

  • Irina Wang

    Idil Gaziulusoy (Host)

    15 Aug 202231 May 2023

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

  • NODUS Talks - Creative Methods for Futures Inquiry & Social Transformation

    Elise Hodson (Chair), Idil Gaziulusoy (Chair), Elif Öztekin (Participant), Elizabeth Akins (Participant), Maria Ferreira Litowtschenko (Participant), Satu Lähteenoja (Participant), Merja Ryöppy (Participant) & Amos Taylor (Participant)

    28 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session, tutorial or event

  • NODUS Talks - 1.5 Degree Lifestyles

    Elise Hodson (Organiser), Idil Gaziulusoy (Chair), Elizabeth Akins (Participant), Michael Lettenmeier (Participant) & Hanna-Reetta Luukkainen (Participant)

    27 Aug 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session, tutorial or event