Maiju Suomi

Maiju Suomi is an architect (MSc), a doctoral researcher and an educator at Aalto University working in the field of environmental architecture. In her practice and teaching she focuses on bridging nature and culture through the creation of multisensory spatial experiences. Her projects include e.g. KKYC Youth Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia designed with participatory methods (Komitu Architects) and Alusta Pavilion for Multispecies Encounters (Suomi/Koivisto Architects). In her practice-led research she explores how moving beyond a human-exceptionalist world-view affects architectural practice and aesthetics.