Reija Hirvikoski —
Performance Designer

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Doctor of Arts Reija Hirvikoski has been a professional performance designer for nearly 40 years. This e-book, published in 2016, is a showcase of some of her diverse and thought-provocative designs.

“The stage designer is an empirical conceptualiser of space and place. She is a spatial thinker. The analysis of space always involves links to the social relationships between people and thus to the actor’s expression and choreography, to how actors/performers live and experience space, the nature of their interaction with it, and the type of bond that forms between the reality of the stage and the reality of the spectators. How space and place are understood in theatre affects how the spectators experience the world.”

— Hanna Helavuori