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Kaisu Koski

Associate professorat Sheffield Hallam University
United Kingdom
Focus area: Ecology, Environment

Kaisu Koski is a cross-disciplinary artist and humanities scholar with a background in performance and screen-based media. She is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University. Kaisu's work explores climate crisis, human-nonhuman relationships, and empathy, and it involves collaboration with scientists and clinicians. She has conducted research fellowships in various medical schools and created films for medical curricula on topics such as vaccine-hesitancy and breaking bad news. Kaisu's work has been exhibited and performed in multiple gallery shows and theaters and received awards in the film festival circuit. The venues include Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Hasselt Triennial, Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Estonian Museum of Applied Arts, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, and Helsinki International Film Festival. She has also received several research grants, including organizations such as the Academy of Finland and the Portuguese National Science Foundation. In 2020 Kaisu founded  Citizen Surgery Collective, an interdisciplinary practice-based research group consisting of artists, critical posthumanists and anthropologists. Their work concerns surgical literacy, sensory skills acquisition, simulation, and the relationship between (non)human animal bodies and food.

Journal Articles:

Citizen Surgery: A Framework for Uncanny Operations

December 2021