Organising Committee
Organising team behind the conference

Idil Gaziulusoy

Scientific Leader of the Conference

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, developing theories and methods/tools for design practice dealing with sustainability transitions.  

I have worked as a researcher, lecturer and consultant in Australia, New Zealand and Turkey before moving to Helsinki.

Eeva-Lotta Apajalahti

Scientific Leader of the Conference

I am Research Coordinator at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, HELSUS. My work is focused on developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research collaboration, science-policy interaction and increasing the societal impact of sustainability research. 

My research focuses on energy transition as a large-scale sustainability transition. In my research I have focused on inertia and path dependency of energy systems, socio-cultural framing of technology and how changes in technological fields are brought about. My current research topics tackle energy practices and sustainable consumption (esp. laundry and heating), local energy initiatives and communities, energy questions of cities as well as interlinked practices of sustainable consumption and production.

I'm coordinator for Finland's Expert Panel for Sustainable Development that aims to bring scientific knowledge and viewpoints to decision-making and bring complicated but critical issues to the public debate, as well as to promote societal change that takes into account both the environment and human wellbeing.

Jussi Impiö

Leader of the Organising Committee

Jasmin Järvinen

Communication and coordination of the conference

Linda Lammensalo

Communication and coordination of the conference

Eero Ketola

Communication and coordination of the conference

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