Ann Marie Utratel
Ann Marie is a native New Yorker now living in Spain, is part of the P2P Foundation global core team, focused on advocacy and infrastructure. Her work helps connect a widening network of people involved in forward-thinking communities including the P2P/Commons movement, activism, open licensing, environmentalism, alternative currencies, collaborative economy, cooperativism, and more. She is also a co-founder of Guerrilla Translation, a P2P translation collective.
Sofia Bustamante, MEng, FRSA is a social process designer with nearly 3 decades of work in conflict mediation, facilitation and community building. Her current focus is on applying the design patterns of nature in distributed contexts to develop a pattern language for conflict resolution. She draws on diverse influences from biomimicry to The Art of Hosting practices to the martial art of Aikido. Sofia was given London Leader Status by the Mayors office in 2010 for her participative community design work, for which she also won the Ogunte Women’s Social Leadership Award People’s vote in 2013. Her social innovations seek to bridge divides, enable individuals and communities to better work together, increase their sense of agency and unleash their inner and collective creativity. She is a fellow of the RSA and an associate of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.
Stacco Troncoso is a co-founder of the P2P translation collective “Guerrilla Translation“, as well as a core team member for the P2P Foundation and the project lead for Commons Transition – an organization dedicated to spreading and strengthening the Commons worldwide.
A professional translator since 1998, Stacco grew up in London, England, and returned to Madrid, Spain to study Fine Arts in 1992. For Guerrilla Translation, Stacco has translated texts by Naomi Klein, David Graeber, Charles Eisenstein, Douglas Rushkoff, among others. Stacco has also translated films directed by Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, Kim Ki-duk, Ian Mackenzie and Bong Joon-ho.
Minna Henriksson is a visual artist currently living in Helsinki. Her work is often collaborative and aims to relate to discussions arising from anti-racist, leftist and feminist struggles. Henriksson co-edited the book “Art Workers – Material Conditions and Labour Struggles in Contemporary Art Practice” focusing on art workers’ labour conditions in Finland, Sweden and Estonia. Henriksson is active in the collective study group Night Schoolers and leftist artists’ association Kiila.
Cindy Kohtala is a writer, teacher and researcher in the field of Design-for-Sustainability. She is currently a post-doc researcher in the Department of Design, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, examining collaborative design in material peer production communities and sustainable innovation processes. Her doctoral research explored the maker movement (Fab Labs and maker communities and spaces) She has long been interested and involved in design activism, urban activism and the grassroots, DIY approach in how people design their own sustainable lifestyles in self-organizing communities. She helped to organise events such OSCE (Open Source Circular Economy) Days Helsinki.
Outi Kuittinen’s mission is to change how people and organizations collaborate and co-create in the 21st century. She is a senior expert at Demos Helsinki. Her speciality is building communities and partnerships of action to give change momentum. She motivates both internal and external stakeholders around shared visions for real collaboration. For over 10 years, Outi has been building Demos from a newcomer of four people to an international thought leader of 50 employees.
“Markus Linnalampi is a software developer with an interest for finding better ways to organize the world. He has also been facilitating the culture circle at Codento. Codento is a consulting company that has been practicing Sociocracy 3.0 since 2016 and has been actively promoting it in Finland.
Pixelache / The Team
Pixelache is the main organizer of the event. It is a transdisciplinary platform for emerging art, design, research and activism.
The organizing team are Pixelache members Aga, Ilpo, Oliver and Owen:
Agnieszka Pokrywka is working in the spirit of decentralization, collective participation, and fermentation. These themes emerge in her work as a cultural organiser, where she re-rethinks standardised structures of creative production. She also applies these interests in multimedia and non-linear documentary storytelling. Occasionally she might also appear as a graphic and motion graphic designer.
Ilpo Heikkinen is a multitool of cultural work. He works with performing arts, cultural activism, music and tech with ethos of commons, participation and open source. To put it broadly.
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen is a visual artist based in Helsinki working with video and performance often using a participatory approach. He directed several movies from short-film to documentary. Oliver is the co- founder of complaintschoir.org, YKON and speechkaraoke.org. He gained experience in dynamic facilitation techniques in order to design and host workshops, un-conferences or group meetings. He is a supporter of the Open Knowledge movement.
Owen Kelly is a writer, lecturer and digital artist. He is the author of four books including Community, Art & the State and a former member of Negrava, a tape band who were big on American college radio for almost six weeks in the summer of 1987. He is a former board member of Pixelache and lectures in online media at Arcada, a university of applied science. You can find writing and photographs at owenkelly.net and digital versions of his published books at dibdibdob.com. As a direct outcome the first Social Tools conference Owen and Sophie Hope have been creating a twice-monthly podcast about cultural democracy. You can find it at https://miaaw.net or wherever you get your podcasts.”