Camilla Groth

Førsteamanuensis

Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for estetiske fag
Campus Notodden (N-014)
Camilla Groth is an associate professor in Arts, Design and Crafts. She is leading the Embodied Making and Learning Research group (EMAL) and her main research interests are experiential knowledge, materiality and interdisciplinary research in the creative fields. ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4729-2317 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Camilla_Groth2 https://www.usn.no/research/our-research/kindergarden-schools-and-higher-education/embodied-making-and-learning/

Ansvarsområder

Research group leader: Embodied making and learning (EMAL) Research group

Own research

Supervision of Ma and PhD students

Teaching of master students in their research and philosophy of scientific courses

 

 

 

Kompetanse

Following a three years apprenticeship in ceramic craft practice, Camilla has been active in the field of ceramics and glass for 26 years, exhibiting both nationally and internationally and with several products launched on the market. Her doctoral study on embodied cognition in design and craft practice contributed to the interdisciplinary Handling Mind Research Project, (2012-2016). Through her doctorate she has built up a theoretical understanding of design and craft thinking, embodied cognition and practice-led research methods. She has published on the subjects of research design, research methods and theory as well as on tactile communication and the transfer of tacit knowledge through embodied teaching. In addition, she has developed research methods on experiential knowledge using video and contextual activity sampling, as well as studied the connection between material interaction and emotions and the role of the body in material manipulation.

CV

 

EDUCATION 

2012-2017        DA, Doctor of Arts (with Distinction), Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. Title of dissertation: Making Sense Through Hands: Design and Craft Practice Analysed as Embodied Cognition.

1999-2001        MA, Royal College of Art, London, UK. Ceramics and Glass.

1996-1999        BA, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. Ceramics and Glass.

Publikasjoner

 

Doctoral Thesis

Groth, C. (2017) Making sense through hands: Design and craft practice analysed as embodied cognition. Doctoral dissertation, Aalto ARTS Books, Helsinki.

 

 

Editorials

 

Groth, C., Riis, K. & Gulliksen, M. (2020). Editorial: Special issue on Embodied making and learning, Formakademisk Journal, 13 (3). Art 1, 1-4.

 

Nimkulrat, N. Groth, C. & Valle-Noronha J. & Tomico, O. (2020). Editorial: Knowing together – experiential knowledge and collaboration. Co-Design: Special issue: Experiential knowledge and collaboration, 16 (4). 267-273.

 

Nimkulrat, N., Kuusk, K., Valle, J., Groth, C., & Tomico, O. (2019) Editorial introduction of the Proceedings of the International Conference 2019 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge. Tallinn, Estonia, 23-24 September. p. 237-250.

 

Nimkulrat, N. & Groth, C. (2018). Introduction: Experiential knowledge in collaborative interdisciplinary design research. Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2018, June 25-28, University of Limerick, Ireland. p.1548-1550.

Groth, C. Mäkelä, M. Laakso, H. & Helke, S. (2018). Introduction. Special issue: Catalyses, Interventions, Transformations. Synnyt/Origins Journal of Finnish Studies in Art Education, vol 3.

Gulliksen, M., Groth, C., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Mäkelä, M (2016) Introduction: Embodied making and learning. In: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016, Brighton, Volume 7, pp 2889-2893, DOI 10.21606/drs.2016.605

 

 

Journal articles

IN PRESS: Mäkelä, M., Groth, C. & Aktas, B. (2022). In dialogue with the environment: Creativity, materiality and making. Craft Research. 13.

 

Riis, K. & Groth, C. (2020) Navigating methodological perspectives in Doctoral research

through creative practice: Two examples of research in crafts. Formakademisk Journal, 13 (3). Art. 9, 1-25.

 

Groth, C., Pevere, M., Niinimäki, K. & Kääriäinen, P. (2020). Conditions for experiential knowledge exchange in research across the sciences and creative practice. Co-Design, 16 (4). 328-344.

 

 

Lahtinen, R., Groth, C. & Palmer, R. (2018). Sound Descriptions of Haptic Experiences of Art Work by Deafblind Cochlear Implant Users. Multimodal Technologies & Interaction. 2, Article: 24.

 

Lahtinen, R., Groth, C. & Palmer, R. (2018). Haptic Art Experiences, Described as Vocals, Sounds and Written Words by Deafblind. Special issue: Catalyses, Interventions, Transformations. Synnyt/Origins Journal of Finnish Studies in Art Education, vol 3.

 

Niinimäki, K., Kääriäinen, P. & Groth, C. (2018). NEW SILK: Studying experimental touchpoints between material science, synthetic biology, design and art. Temes de Disseny Journal, 34.

 

Huotilainen, M., Rankanen, M., Groth, C., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. & Mäkelä, M. (2018) Why our brains love arts and crafts: Implications of creative practices on psychophysical well-being. FORMakademisk Journal, 11 (2). Article 1, 1-18.

 

Groth, C., Mäkelä, M. (2016) The knowing body in material exploration. Studies in Material Thinking, 14, article 02.

 

Groth, C. (2016) Design- and craft thinking analysed as embodied cognition. FORMakademisk, 9 (1) Article 4, 1-21.

 

Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Huotilainen, M., Mäkelä, M., Groth, C. & Hakkarainen, K. (2016) How can neuroscience help to understand design and craft activity? The promise of cognitive neuroscience in design studies. FORMakademisk, 9 (1) Article 3, 1-16.

 

Groth, C., Mäkelä, M. & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. (2015) Tactile augmentation: A multimethod for capturing experiential knowledge. Craft Research Journal, 6, (1), 57-81.

 

Groth, C. (2015) Emotions in risk-assessment and decision-making processes during craft practice. Journal of Research Practice, 11, (2) article M5.

 

Groth, C., Mäkelä, M. & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. (2013) Making Sense - what can we learn from experts of tactile knowledge? FORMakademisk Journal, 6, (2), 1-12.

 

Book Chapters:

Groth, C. (2020). Making as a way of interacting with the environment. In, (Eds.): Grov Berger, R. & Kjellevold, T. Earth, Wind, Fire, Water. Nordic Contemporary Crafts – A Critical Craft Anthology. Arnoldsche Art Publishers (2020). ISBN 978-3-89790-603-7

 

 

Conference proceedings

Aktas, B. & Groth, C. (2020). Studying material interactions to facilitate a sense of being with the world. In (eds.): Boess, S., Cheung, M. & Cain, R. (2020) Proceedings of the DRS2020, Brisbane, August 11-14, 2020, vol. 4. p. 1659-1676.

 

Groth, C., Pevere, M., Niinimäki, K. & Kääriäinen, P. (2019) When art meets science: Conditions for experiential knowledge exchange in interdisciplinary research on new materials. Proceedings of the International Conference 2019 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge. Tallinn, Estonia, 23-24 September. p. 237-250.

 

Ilén, E., Groth, C., Ahola, M. and Niinimäki, K. (2019) Empathy in a technology driven design process: Designing for user without a voice of their own. Proceedings of the NORDES conference “Who Cares?”, Helsinki, Finland, 2-4/6 2019.

Groth, C. & Berg, A. (2018) Co-creation in professional craft practice. Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2018, June 25-28, University of Limerick, Ireland. p.1624-1644.

Mäkelä, M & Groth, C (2017) In dialogue with the material environment: Creativity, materiality and skill. SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, April 28-29, 2017, Helsinki Finland.

 

Groth, C. (2016) The role of sensory experiences and emotions in craft practice. In: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016, Brighton, Volume 7, pp 2895-2910, DOI 10.21606/drs.2016.337

 

Leinikka, M., Huotilainen, M., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Groth, C., Rankanen, M., Mäkelä, M. (2016) Physiological measurements of drawing and forming activities. In: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016, Brighton, Volume 7, pp 2941-2957, DOI 10.21606/drs.2016.335

 

Groth, C. & Mäkelä, M. (2014) The knowing body in material exploration. Proceedings of The Art of Research V: Experience, Materiality, Articulation. International Conference 26-27 November 2014, Helsinki, Finland

 

Groth, C., Mäkelä, M. & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. (2014) Tactile Augmentation: Reaching for tacit knowledge. In Lim, Y.-K., Niedderer, K., Redström, J., Stolterman, E., & Valtonen, A. (Eds.). Proceedings of the Design Research Societys’ Conference, Umeå, Sweden: Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University. pp. 1638-1654.

 

Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Huotilainen, M., Mäkelä, M. Groth, C. & Hakkarainen, K. (2014) The promise of cognitive neuroscience in design studies. In Lim, Y.-K., Niedderer, K., Redström, J., Stolterman, E., & Valtonen, A. (Eds.). Proceedings of the Design Research Societys’ Conference, Umeå, Sweden: Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University. pp. 834-846.

 

Other publications

Di, S. & Groth, C. (2019) Shiwan Ceramics: Looking Backward to Move Forward. Ceramics Art+Perception magazine, #113. https://www.mansfieldceramics.com/clay-gulgong/shop/magazine/ceramics-art-perception-113/

Niinimäki, K., Groth, C. & Kääriäinen, P. (2019). New Silk: Exploring design-science collaboration for new materials. Clot magazine, March 23.

https://www.clotmag.com/oped/new-silk-exploring-design-science-collaboration-for-new-materials-kirsi-niinimaki-camilla-groth-pirjo-kaariainen

Groth, C. (2001) Fluid Solids. Ceramic Review, March/April, Appendix. Issue 188, pp. 12-13.