Jack Sachs is a 3D illustrator, animator, and painter, living in Berlin. After a massive injury to his drawing hand, Jack began to learn to use 3D software while his hand healed. His clients include Nike, Apple, Vice, and The New York Times. Jack is one of the Helsinki Curious artists who has created an original artwork of Helsinki, without ever visiting the city.
Amanda Palo is a Helsinki-based theater maker, writer and feminist. Palo works versatile and experimentally in the field of art, and is known for, among other things, from the art collective “The Helsinki Feminist Secret Society” (Helsingin Feministinen Salaseura), the monologue play “Kilari” and her debut book “Outoja kaloja”, which was published last fall.
Kasper is an award winning graphic designer who has a keen eye for everyday observations. In this PechaKucha Kasper dives into the fascinating world of male fragrances.
Hanna Arvela is a Helsinki-based media-artist and graphic designer. She works in the interface of activism and contemporary art, using dark humour as a tool to raise questions and awareness about society and human behaviour.
Katja Hagelstam is a photographer, founder and curator of Lokal. For over 30 years, Katja has worked as a photographer, photographing more than one hundred thousand art objects in museums, mansions and private homes. She found that it was the unique and handmade art and design objects that enhance and add value to our everyday lives. She started Lokal with the purpose of creating a welcoming, homelike space in which to showcase Finnish artists and designers; to make their work visible and available both locally and internationally.
Taika Mannila is a girl online who works with illustrations, installations and music. She dreams of endless parties and is addicted to expensive hotels and Instagram. We can’t wait to experience Taika’s PechaKucha presentation.
Lucas Zanotto comes from a product and graphic design background. After receiving his diploma in Milan, he worked in different international design studios. He slowly grew more and more interest in directing and started focusing on motion graphics. Lucas loves mixing different medias and exploring new ways of creating animations. The way he combines classic animation and digital media, gives his films a very modern and analogue feel. A true social media star with over a million followers, Lucas is now exhibiting all over the world. An amusement park and a building facade in Shanghai are dedicated to the characters he invented. His work has been awarded in different international festivals. He has received a Golden Design Lion in Cannes, Gold at the Promax International, the HAFF, the ITFS and at the Ottawa Animation Film Festival.
Anniina Koivu is a design writer, curator, consultant and teacher. Based in Milan and Lausanne, she works across a number of fields, from curation to art direction, product development, and editorial and research projects. She is co-curator of Plastic – Remaking Our World (Vitra Design Museum, 2022) and U-Joints: Knots & Knits at the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale (both exhibitions thru 4 September 2022). U-Joints – A taxonomy of connections was just published and the publication brings together the findings of a four-year long research project that tells human history through its connections. She is Head of Master Theory at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne.
Tomek Rygalik is a lead designer at Studio Rygalik, working on architecture and products for premium companies and international brands including Cappellini, Moroso, Ghidini, Siemens, Heineken, or Ikea. An open minded educator with broad experience and PhD in Design; Professor at Aalto University. Founder and Creative Director of furniture and accessories brand TRE Product; Cofounder of the interdisciplinary community DesignNature and the creative campus in Sobole.