The second informal CreaTures seminar took place on 15 December 2020, live from the A Bloc shopping mall in Espoo Finland, where Julia Lohmann, Andrea Botero, Markéta Dolejšová and Namkyu Chun gave us a tour of their temporary working space and the ExPs they are developing.
The Baltic Sea Lab develops ways and concrete tools to identify and activate local communities to promote sea health. It is realized by Julia Lohmann, Professor of Practice in Contemporary Design at Aalto University, in collaboration with other colleague designers/researchers. Many people would like to do more for the well-being of the seas, but cannot find ways to do that. Scientists or authorities, on the other hand, know what should be done, but they might lack enough resources. The Baltic Sea Lab aims to connect these groups through conversations, knowledge exchange and workshops.Besides the award-winning seaweed structure Hikada Ohmu, the Lab also hosts a number of satellite activities that share similar interests. These activities include Open Forest by Andrea Botero and Marketa Dolejsova as well as Fashion Confession to the Sea by Namkyu Chun. These activities are associated with the EU funded research project Creative Practices for Transformational Futures (CreaTures).