Emilia Tikka is a designer and researcher, currently a PhD candidate at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki and a research fellow at Tampere University. Former affiliations include: Visiting scholar position at the Hermann von Helmholtz Centre for Cultural Techniques of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, artist in residence at CRISPR laboratories of Max-Delbrück-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin and art and science research residency in Japan organized by The Bioart society and hosted by BioClub Tokyo. Her art and design works have been exhibited at Ars Electronica in Austria, New York University Arts Centre in United Arab Emirates, Gregg Museum for Art and Design in USA, Imagine Science Film Festival NYC in USA, STATE Studio in Germany, EMMA Museum of Modern Art in Finland and Tekniska Museet in Sweden to mention few.
Emilia Tikka`s work explores philosophical dimensions and cultural implications of novel biotechnologies such as genome editing technology CRISPR. Her practice combines critical storytelling, lab experiments, and speculative design methods – aiming to generate alternative modes of knowledge production in technoscientific cultures.
Photo credits : Vog.Photo (Portrait), Zuzanna Kaluna (Artwork)