Teija Isohauta graduated from Jyväskylä University with Master of Arts degree in 1985. Next year she become a staff member of Alvar Aalto Museum. In that time the museum was active in a field of Contemporary Art. At 1988 she became Curator, responsible of Education. Her first publication: ”Rajoja”- ”Outlines” was related to immaterial aspects of architecture. In 1993 she made a Diploma in Cultural project management in Hichter Foundation and 2001 some New Media studies at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. During her museum career she made beside her educational duties research and manuscripts for two travelling exhibitions on Aalto, and several web exhibitions on Aalto buildings, his travels + the database of Aalto’s architecture. She was one of the grounders of Playce network, an international association of architectural education for young people.
Since becoming a freelancer curator and writer, her research interest lies on Aalto’s landscape thinking. Beside research she has curated exhibitions in a field of art and design and wrote articles about architecture, contemporary ceramic arts and textile art and giving lectures about architecture education, design and Aalto. Today she lives and works in Korpilahti near Jyväskylä.