Timo Rissanen is the Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability in the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York. He is an Australian-trained Finnish academic and artist, whose current work ranges from video installation and performance to cross-stitched poetry. He has published two books on fashion and sustainability, and his practice-based Ph.D. focused on zero waste fashion design. His scholarly research and artistic practice are inseparable, each informing the other. During the past decade his work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in Germany, Japan and New Zealand.