PEOPLE
 

SUSANNA AIRAKSINEN

Theatre director and dramatiser. She got her MA degree in Theatre and Drama from the Uniarts Theatre Academy in 2017. Airaksinen has been chairman of the board of the Third Space since 2018.

 
 

JOHANNA ENCKELL

Playwright and essayist. Has worked as a teacher of literature and drama at the University of Oulu, as a dramatist at the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki and at the Stockholm City Theatre, as well as a lecturer at the Theatre Academy Helsinki. In 1985, she was given the distinction of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French State. In 1990, she was awarded the Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild’s Lea Award; in 2003, Finland-Swedish Television’s literary award; and in 2000, the Order of the Lion of Finland–the Pro Finlandia-medal.

 
 

ANTONY FREDRIKSSON

Philosopher, writer and cultural producer. Has written essays and articles on epistemology, the philosophy of the senses, film, and visual culture. Reseacher in the Centre for Ethics as Study of Human Value, University of Pardubicen, Czech Republic.

 
 

KAISA ILMONEN

Literary scholar, university lecturer. Has worked in comparative literature and at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku, where she has functioned as coordinator with responsibilty for the administration of various development projects. Her dissertation was on Caribbean women’s literature and the re-writing of history. Member of the board of the Society of Queer Studies in Finland, alternating editor-in-chief for the journal SQS, and member of the editorial committee for the journal of the art subjects, UTUkirjat.

 
 

ANNAMARI KONTTINEN

Sociologist, university lecturer. Has worked at the Department of Sociology at the University of Turku since 1989 and at the Centre for East Asian Studies since 2007. The subject of her present academic interests is change in contemporary Japanese society. Her fields of responsibility within 3S is the encounter between science and art.

 
 

MARIKA LEINONEN-VAINIO

Producer and audio describer. Leinonen-Vainio got her MA degree in 2011. She has been a part of the Third Space-theatre since 2009. Her jobs within the theatre include producing and managing finances

 
 

MARIA LEIVONEN

 
 

PIRJO LIIRI-MAJAVA

Scenographer, costume maker. Has studied at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (MA in arts and design) in Helsinki and at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Since 1991 she has worked as visiting scenographer and costume-maker at several theatres, opera productions and within free groups in Finland. Founding member of Kolmas Tila–Tredje Rummet-Third Space (2007).

 
 

JUHA MALMIVAARA

Theatre director. Graduated from the Director’s Programme at the Finnish Theatre School in 1977. Has worked as a visiting director around Finland. Professor of theatre direction at the Theatre Academy Helsinki in 2000-2005. Founding member of Kolmas Tila-Third Space. Chairman of Kolmas Tila-Third Space 2007-2018.

 
 

KARI MÄKIRANTA

Composer, musician. Specialises in crossartistic projects. Has composed musicals, made music theatre, and worked as a teacher. Artistic leader and bandmaster of the Ypäjä Music Theatre. 3S’s “court composer”.Founding member of Kolmas Tila-Third Space (2007).

 
 

CÉCILE ORBLIN

Actor, performance artist. Graduated from the Theatre Academy Helsinki (2000).

 
 

SEPPO PARKKINEN

Playwright and dramatiser. Studied at the Theatre Academy Helsinki and at the University of Tampere. Has written manuscripts, made dramatisations and translations for many theatres around Finland, as well as for the Radio Theatre, the television, and various dance theatres. Freelancer since 1997. Founding member of Kolmas Tila-Third Space (2007).

 
 

LOTTA PETRONELLA

Film director. Received her artistic education at Chelsea College of Art (1999) and Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (2017). Has written manuscripts, directed, cut, and produced dokumentaries and short films. She combines narrativity with documentation in her films in order to create personal and intimate portraits. Founding member of Kolmas Tila-Third Space (2007).

 
 

JORMA PITKONEN

Industrial designer. Graduated from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 1970. Has been a partner within various design agencies and was active for a long time as the leading designer at ED-design. Has taught, among other places, at the Arts Academy Turku and at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, where he worked as leader for the Department for industrial design and as temporary professor. Has been awarded the State Prize for Design. Honorary member of ORNAMO and Aalto University. Founding member of Kolmas Tila-Third Space (2007).

 
 

KALLE ROPPONEN

Lighting designer, scenographer. Graduated from the Theatre Academy Helsinki’s Department for lighting and sound design. Works as lighting designer and scenographer on a freelance basis at theatres around Finland. Particularly interested in Finnish contemporary drama.

 
 

ROBERT SEGER

Theatrical, press and commercial photographer, who has photographed over 300 performances around Finland. "Court photographer for Third Space". Founding member of Kolmas Tila-Third Space (2007).

 
 

KRISTINA VAHVASELKÄ

Actress, producer and communications coach. Freelance actor since 2003 and actor at Vaasa City Theater 1997-2003. In addition to acting, Kristina is also the Executive Manager of the FINFRINGE Festival. In Kolmas Tila – Third space Kristina is a producer and actor (Berg Heil! - Nietschean wandersongs, Passion and The Legend of the tiny Bone)

 
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