Kaisa Kontturi

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Dr Katve-Kaisa Kontturi is an art theorist and writer. She currently works as a McKenzie postdoctoral fellow in the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, where she co-convenes the Matters of the Body research cluster. She is a founding member of the IS1307 COST action ‘New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on “How Matter Comes to Matter”’(2014-2018), and co-chairs its creative arts working group. Her research interests spread across material-relational philosophies of art and the body, new materialist research practices, contemporary art-making and curating, craftivism, fashion and fabrics. Her publications have appeared, for example, in Carnal Knowledge: Towards A ‘New Materialism’ through the Arts (2013) and in the new materialist special issues of AM Journal of Art+Media Studies (2014) and Cultural Studies Review (2015). She is completing her book manuscript The Way of Following: Art, Materiality, Collaboration for the Immediations series at Open Humanities Press.