Our Team

The CreaTures partners are:

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 practising 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.

CreaTures Advisory Board Members

Hilary Jennings, Director of the Happy Museum Project, works freelance across the arts and cultural sectors. In addition to her work with museums she has worked as an Associate of both Clore and Extend Leadership Programmes and has worked extensively in the craft sector including managing the inaugural Craft Skills Award and serving as Interim Chair of the Craft Industry Board. She was co-founder of the Case For Optimism a network which created space for practitioners in the arts and cultural community to maximise their creative response to global challenges. She is a Trustee of the Transition Network.

Isabelle LeGalo is the director of the Carasso Foundation, a French-Spanish philanthropic organization dedicated to create networks and foster agents with two main lines of works food sovereignty and citizens art in Spain. She is a mathematician and a philosopher who actively participate in many forums and spaces regarding how a sustainable future looks like.

Marjo Mäenpää is the director of Foundation for Cultural Policy Research and CUPORE – Center for cultural policy research in Finland. She has extensive experience in working in e.g. in Ministry of Education and Culture and in media production education at University of Art and Design and Aalto University.

Špela Petric is a former scientist who turned artist and she is producing high-quality contemporary artworks in the field of art/science/technology. She is an ARS ELECTRONICA award winner and was one of the keynotes at the ECSITE Conference 2020. She has been interested in transformative potential of contemporary investigative art on the society.