Katriina Siivonen
 University Lecturer in Futures Studies, Adjunct Professor in Cultural Heritage Studies (especially in applied cultural research), PhD in European Ethnology


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ORCID identifierhttps://orcid.org/orcid.org/0000-0002-6302-1146

Areas of expertise
Futures studies, Ethnology, Ethnography, Qualitative research, Participatory methodology, Identities, Heritage Futures, Cultural heritage, Tradition, Cultural sustainability, semiosis, semiotics

I'm a futurist and an ethnologist with my academic background in University of Turku. I have been working also at Åbo Akademi University and University of Helsinki. I'm Adjunct Professor in Cultural Heritage Studies, especially in applied cultural studies at University of Turku. In addition I have a competence-based qualification in weaving.


My main research topics lie under the concept of cultural sustainability transformation. Methodologically I'm concentrating in participatory, qualitative methods in futures studies and in ethnography. One main theme in my research is the interface of cultural and ecological sustainability. Another main theme is cultural heritage and heritage futures as instruments in building sustainable future in a glocal and global process of traditions. In all, I'm combining futures studies, sustainability studies and cultural heritage studies in my research.

My teaching topics are futures studies in Master's Programme in Futures Studies and in Finnish Master's Programmes at Turku School of Economics as well as sustainable development (area of responsibility cultural sustainability) in the Study Programme in Sustainable Development (KEKO, minor).

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