sara kärpänen

Sara Kärpänen is a Finnish-born London-based writer, poet, and artist.


In 2019, Sara founded Women of the Wick podcast and community platform amplifying women and non-binary artist voices and creative work. She has graduated from Aalto University Visual Culture MA and is currently finishing her second Master’s at the Bartlett School of Architecture.


Sara believes in the power of personal storytelling. Together with the people and organisations she works and partners with, she facilitates conversations and co-creates dialogues where our experiences and stories are seen and heard. Through her writing and practice-led research, Sara encourages others to re-think the artists role in our cities and communities.


Her layered approach to arts and urbanism encompasses writing, performance, research, speaking and curation, focusing on gender, communities and urban occupation. Sara is passionate about creating accessible and equitable spaces where we can express ourselves authentically.


Her multidisciplinary practice has lead her to work with great humans, educational and art institutions, charities, and architect practices in the UK and Europe. In addition to her poetry, Sara writes regularly to Finnish and International publications about art, sexuality, social activism, and urbanism.


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