Lancaster University
United Kingdom
Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands
Copenhagen Business School Denmark
University of Milan
The Portuguese Catholic University Portugal
University of Aveiro
Philips Research
The Netherlands



Pirjo Haikola
University of Aveiro, Portugal

Pirjo Haikola

Pirjo Haikola was educated as a product designer in Finland and received her Master's degree in design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2006, under the direction of Droog Design founders Gijs Bakker and Renny Ramakers.

As a designer, Haikola has worked for studios in Milan and Munich, and as a freelance designer in the Netherlands.

Haikola has worked as a researcher and lecturer at The Why Factory, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology 2007-2010. The Why Factory is a think tank led by Prof. Winy Maas, concentrating on the production of models and visualizations for future cities. Within The Why Factory, she is one of the authors of Green Dream - How Future Cities can Outsmart Nature (2010) and contributing author of Visionary Cities - 12 reasons for claiming the future of our cities (2009).

In addition, she has been a visiting lecturer at the Aalto University in Helsinki since 2006 teaching courses in conceptual design and research.