sara kärpänen

Hello there,


My name is Sara Kärpänen (she/her). I am a Finnish-born London-based writer, curator, and multimedia artist (MA) and the founder of Women of the Wick podcast and community  amplifying women, trans and non-binary artist voices, visibility and work. I hold a Master of Arts Degree from Aalto University, and I am currently finalising a postgraduate programme at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.


I believe in the power of personal storytelling and using it as an interactive and intuitive tool to explore and challenge the ways in which we connect with each other in cities. Together with the people and organisations I work and partner with, I curate, facilitate conversations and co-create dialogues where the individual experiences and stories can be shared, seen and heard.


My layered approach to arts, communications and urbanism encompasses writing, research, public speaking and curation, primarily focusing on the intersection of feminist practices, technology and spatial occupation. My work has been granted by several organisations in Finland and the UK, such as Koneen Säätiö, Foundation for Future London, and Taike. I've exhibited internationally in the UK, Finland, Mexico, US and Portugal, and joined international artist residencies and summer schools in Vienna, Amsterdam, Porto, and LA. 


My multidisciplinary practice and over ten years of experience in communications and the creative industry have led me to work with great humans, publications,  non-profits, art practices in the UK, US and Europe. As a creative and non-fictional writer my work is published regularly in international publications.


If you are interested in booking me as a speaker/consultant, collaborate together or just say hi, please get in touch here.

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