sara kärpänen

Hello there,

My name is Sara Kärpänen (she/her). I am a Finnish-born London-based writer, poet, and multimedia artist (MA) and the founder of Women of the Wick podcast and community platform amplifying women and non-binary artist voices and creative work.

I believe in the power of personal storytelling. Together with the people and organisations I work and partner with, I facilitate conversations and co-create dialogues where individual experiences and stories can be shared. Through my writing and practice-led research, I encourage to re-think the artists' role in society.

My layered approach to arts and urbanism encompasses writing, performance, research, speaking and curation, primarily focusing on feminist practices and urban occupation. I am passionate about creating accessible and equitable spaces where we can express ourselves authentically and feel seen and heard.

My multidisciplinary practice and over ten years of experience in communications have led me to work with great humans, educational and art institutions, charities, and architect practices in the UK and Europe. I write regularly to Finnish and International publications about cities, sexual empowerment, social activism, and urbanism. In addition to my previous Masters of Arts degree, I am currently finishing a postgraduate programme at the Bartlett School of Architecture, at UCL.

If you would like to collaborate or work together, please get in touch here.

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