Marjo Mäenpää

Director, PhD


I am the director of the Foundation of Cultural Policy Research Cupore. My duties include e.g. management and development of the research of Cupore, development of research cooperation, acquisition of research funding, management of research projects, monitoring of general development in the field of national and international cultural policy, and own research activities.

I’m an active decision-maker in the fields of culture policy, research and education. I’m a former director of Division of Art Policy in Ministry of Education and Culture (2013–2015) and former director of Arts Promotion Centre (2013). I have been a professor of Digital Media Management in the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (2006–2012), Dean of the Department of Art and Media (206–2009), publisher, and multimedia producer. I have been working as a consultant and trainer for digital media projects as well in governmental as private sector. I’m the founder and managing director of Publishing House Taifuuni Ltd. Since 1988 I have published over 200 books, mostly fiction and non-fiction from Russia and Eastern European countries. My dissertation for University of Turku for digital culture is about narratives people create with mobile applications: Co-Created Mobile Narrative (2013).