Timo Jokela is an artist, art educator, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Lapland and the Director of the University of the Arctic’s ASAD (Arctic Sustainable Art and Design) thematic network which focuses on the circumpolar North. His work addresses site-specific and participatory northern applied art and design projects and relationships with Saami communities. Jokela works actively as an environmental artist, often using natural materials and the local cultural heritage as a starting point for his works. He has realized several exhibitions, environmental art and community art projects in Finland and abroad. Jokela has published several articles and books.