Nordic Match is held online in November 2020 because of the corona virus pandemic.

These are the six participants this year:

Stine Linnemann is an artist and activist, with a background from the fashion and textile industry. Her artistic practise is focused on social co-creation for the public sphere – making art for and with people. Linnemann’s goal with her projects is to tap into people’s inherent creative abilities and she truly believes that creative expression can be utilised to bring about social change. You’ll hear more about the other participants over the course of Nordic Match, as we share the best bits from the upcoming workshop. Follow our Facebook page and stay tuned!

Sebastian Björkman is a graphic artist and communication designer from Helsinki. He’s passionate about sustainability and believes progressive change is best achieved when individuals deeply question their own beliefs. Björkman gets his inspiration from putting himself outside of his comfort zone by working in completely new territories. This includes meeting new people, experiencing new day-to-day lives, and ultimately understanding new issues. Björkman’s creative work includes work for the aerospace industry in Seattle, in a prison in Swedish Lapland, and alone on a bicycle through all the Balkan countries. You’ll hear more about the other participants over the course of Nordic Match, as we share the best bits from the upcoming workshop. Follow our Facebook page and stay tuned!

Katriina Haikala has created a career as an international artist by launching highly regarded and socially impactful art projects like Monokini 2.0 which empowers breast cancer survivors and challenges the aesthetic of high fashion and commercial culture, Social Portrait, a drawing performance project that empowers women and Hairy Underwear Collection, a bold in-your-face underwear collection that puts the hair we try to hide front and center.
In her works she crossovers between community and visual art, fashion, design and performance art. Haikala’s work emerges from norm criticism and passion to reveal prevailing power dynamics in society. She is especially interested in the challenges women face due to gender biases and I address as well as explore the role of women in western culture and society.

Adam Roigart is the co-founder of Out of Office Architecture, which is a practice that has an emphasis on landscape architecture, the circular economy, and dialogue. He has also founded the initiative By Rum Skole, the focus of which is studying, designing, and building landscape architecture with children and young people. The emphasis of Roigart’s work is on ways of creating the public space in alternative ways with a strong focus on inclusion. He believes that allowing a broader segment of the population to participate in this is a way to evolve democracy in our society. Because he works in quite an exclusive domain, architecture, he has expertise in seeing what happens when the process suddenly becomes inclusive. You’ll hear more about the other participants over the course of Nordic Match, as we share the best bits from the upcoming workshop. Follow our Facebook page and stay tuned!

Hilde Angel Danielsen’s visual and often interactive artworks levitate within an expanded field of spatial arts, crafts and sculpture, with references to architecture, and landscape, site-specific art. Danielsen has participated in numerous art exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects in Norway and abroad. Themes that often recur in her work are such words and concepts as time, transitions, motion, space, site, change, and intangible value. Dark humour on serious dilemmas is an important driving force for her as an artist. You’ll hear more about the other participants over the course of Nordic Match, as we share the best bits from the upcoming workshop. Follow our Facebook page and stay tuned!

Ilaria Capalbo is an Italian jazz double bassist and composer. She is active as a performer and improviser in a variety of projects. Capalbo’s music can be placed at the intersection between the worlds of jazz and classical. Aside from writing music for contemporary performance and installation art, she is best known for her work as a composer and instrumentalist with contemporary, co-lead jazz trio KÓSMOS and chamber-music-inspired duo Invisible Atlas. Capalbo is currently based in Stockholm. You’ll hear more about the other participants over the course of Nordic Match, as we share the best bits from the upcoming workshop. Follow our Facebook page and stay tuned!