Cindy Kohtala is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Design, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her research focuses on grassroots communities who explore digital fabrication technologies and processes in devoted spaces – Fab Labs – and how these communities address sustainability issues in their ideologies and practices. She also lectures and writes about sustainable Product-Service-System design, open design, distributed economies and urban activism.


Selected publications


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Book chapters and essays: