Our Team

The CreaTures consortium brings together several organisations associated with creative approaches to transformation and sustainability: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI) is the project coordinator and a frontrunner in artistic and practice-based research, with strong expertise in collaborative and co-creation projects. The University of Sussex’s Sustainability Research Programme (UK) is designed to bring together interdisciplinary teams to tackle complex sustainability issues and the pilot work behind the CreaTures proposal was undertaken there. RMIT Europe (ES), as an extension of RMIT Australia, contributes considerable expertise in care-full design, engagement practices and urban transformations. The Utrecht University (NL) brings expertise on governance processes, pathways to sustainability and the use of simulation games. 

Alongside this research expertise, the project works in five main sites (Barcelona, Helsinki, Ljubljana, London and Seville) through skilled artistic practices led by major arts organisations: Superflux (UK) and Hellon (FI) are design studios practicing consulting and commissioning work for private and public organisations. Furtherfield (UK) and Kersnikova (SI) are arts collectives that act as cultural institutions and producers, reaching a wider network of artists located throughout Europe. ZEMOS98 (ES) is a creative arts cooperative with extensive networks in activist circles and grassroots projects across Europe. 

This creative arts and research portfolio in CreaTures is complemented by two non-for-profit organisations with special domain knowledge: Sniffer (UK) contributes expertise in brokering between creative practitioners and policy makers / implementers; OKFI (FI) focuses on the application and development of open knowledge and systems thinking.

The CreaTures partners are:

Aalto University

  • Tuuli Mattelmäki (PI)
  • Andrea Botero
  • Markéta Dolejšová
  • Namkyu Chun
  • Jarkko Mutanen (Project Manager)

University of Sussex

  • Ann Light
  • Lara Houston
  • Kat Braybrooke


  • Jaz Hee-jeong Choi
  • Cristina Ampatzidou
  • Adrian Sneeuw
  • Ana Tiquia

Utrecht University

  • Joost Vervoort
  • Sandra van der Hel


  • Felipe Gonzáles Gil


  • Ruth Wolstenholme
  • Iryna Zamuruieva


  • Anab Jain
  • Jon Arden
  • Lizzie Crouch
  • Nicola Ferrao


  • Simon Gmajner
  • Jana Putrle Srdić
  • Sandra Sajovic
  • Jurij Krpan
  • Klemen Kristan 


  • Kirsikka Vaajakallio
  • Anna Kaisa Varjus
  • Zeynep Falay
  • Sami Naveri
  • Sanna Marttila


  • Ruth Catlow
  • Charlotte Frost


  • Tarmo Tokkanen
  • Teemu Ropponen