Saara Hannula is an artist, researcher, and educator. She studied architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, completed a master’s degree in environmental art at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2010 and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Performing Arts Research Center, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
During the past two decades, she has initiated and coordinated a number of collaborative projects, co-curated and organized events in various contexts and venues both in Finland and elsewhere, and taught a variety of courses, workshops, and seminars at the University of the Arts Helsinki and Aalto University. Her current practice consists of perennial artistic research processes that weave ecological and decolonial perspectives into practices of performance- and event-making. The research processes, often revolving around the materiality, performativity, and futurity of postnatural and post-industrial environments, are shared through events, installations, workshops, and publications.