Katve-Kaisa Kontturi

Katve-Kaisa Kontturi works as a Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Turku, Finland. She is an Honorary Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne, and a SenseLab affiliate. Her research spans the fields of material-relational philosophies of art and the body, new materialist research practices, contemporary art-making, and activisms. She has published extensively on new materialisms, including a number of special issues and the monograph Ways of Following: Art, Materiality, Collaboration (Open Humanities Press, 2018). Katve-Kaisa co-runs Feminist Colour-IN project with Kim Donaldson, and organises a craftivist group for rejected asylum seekers.


Donaldson & Konturri reflect on their collaborative Feminist Colour-IN project.


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