Sanna Lehtinen

Sanna Lehtinen

Doctor of Philosophy, Docent


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Artistic and research interests

Sanna Lehtinen (PhD 2015, Univ. of Helsinki) is a Research Fellow in the Centre of Transdisciplinary Art Studies (TAITE/TAS, former YoYo) at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. She is also a Docent of Aesthetics at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on urban environmental aesthetics and the philosophy of the city. Sanna’s publications include journal articles published in Open Philosophy, Essays in Philosophy, and Behaviour & Information Technology, articles in edited volumes published by Routledge, Springer, and Oxford University Press as well as editing special issues for Contemporary Aesthetics and Open Philosophy. Sanna is the President of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics, a Codirector in the Board of the international Philosophy of the City Research Group, and a Delegate in the Executive Committee of the International Association of Aesthetics. Her current research interests include aesthetic sustainability, aesthetics of new urban technologies, and the environmental philosophy in the era of climate crisis.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

University of Helsinki

Award Date: 22 Dec 2015

External positions

Docent in Aesthetics, University of Helsinki

Aug 2021 → …

Codirector, Philosophy of the City Research Group

Oct 2019 → …

President, Finnish Society for Aesthetics

1 Jan 2019 → …

Delegate in the Executive Committee, International Association of Aesthetics (IAA)

1 Jan 201931 Dec 2021


  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of art
  • Environmental aesthetics
  • Urban aesthetics
  • Sustainability science
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Postphenomenology
  • Pragmatism
  • Applied Philosophy
  • Philosophy of the City
  • Philosophy of Architecture


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