Prof. Timo Jokela

Timo Jokela is as a professor of Art Education at the University of Lapland. Since 1995 he has been a head of the Department of Art Education and since 2008 dean of the Faculty of Art and Design. He works also as a visiting professor of art education and environmental art at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. His theoretical academic studies focus on phenomenological relationship between art and nature, environmental art, community art and art education. He is also responsible for several international cooperative and regional development projects (action research projects) in the field of art education. Jokela has published several articles and books including recent Coutts, Glen, & Jokela, Timo (2008). Art, community and environment: Educational perspectives. Intellect Books.

Jokela works actively as an environmental artist, often using natural materials, wood, snow, ice, or the local cultural heritage as a starting point for his works. He has realized several exhibitions and environmental art projects and community projects in Finland and abroad.
Recent international touring exhibition during year 2009-2010: Northern Traces: works 1999 -2009 Collins Gallery, Glasgow, UK.