Marjaana Tanttu

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    Artistic and research interests

    My background is in textile design. I graduated from Aalto University in 2015, and during my undergraduate studies I focused on knitted structures and novel biomaterials. I also have a strong interest in sustainability issues. After participating projects that bring material scientists and designers together (CHEMARTS & Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose), I became interested in the process of collaboration, and wanted to understand it more. Now my doctoral research is a study of integration of these fields in the context of material innovation.

    Currently I’m working in an EU-funded innovation project called Trash-2-Cash. It aims for regenerating novel man-made fibres from textile waste through a design driven process and interprofessional collaboration.

    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 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Education/Academic qualification

    Taiteen maisteri

    Award Date: 29 Apr 2015

    Taiteen kandidaatti (alempi)

    Award Date: 21 Dec 2012

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