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Teea Kortetmäki (1983) is a food system researcher and environmental philosopher. She works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä on environmental and food issues, currently as part of the research project “Just transition: Tackling inequalities on the way to a sustainable, healthy and climate-neutral food system (JUST-FOOD)”. She has published articles in prestigious sustainability research and ethics journals and chapters in several books, combining the examination of food ethics with the themes of environmental and social justice.


Hugo Andres Peña Lagos (1972) Peña is a Chilean choreographer, researcher and dance pedagogue. Peña is artistic director and organizer in Al Marge’s project, which explores the relationships between the body, memory, and architecture in a multi-artistic and scientific space. He has recently moved to Berlin, where he has started projects related to community dance and collaborates with different visual and sound artists on various platforms.


Anniina Suominen (1973, Ph.D.) has worked since 2014 as a professor of art pedagogy at Aalto University. In addition to research, she works as head of teaching at the art department and as the new director of the Art-Media education program consisting of several main subjects. Her publications include the work Art education in the age of environmental concern, published in 2016, and the co-edited works Critical articulations of hope from the margins of arts education: International perspectives and practices (2018), Feminism and queer in art education (2018) and Arts. Education.Sustainability (2021). In February 2022, she published a large special issue of Research in Art and Education journal with the theme Animals, plants, biophytes, lichen and fungi in art and research.


Clarice Zdanski (1957) is an artist, art educator, art historian, writer, and translator. Currently, she teaches studio art and art history at Franklin University Switzerland in Sorengo (Lugano), Switzerland, and collaborates with the International Balzan Foundation on editorial projects. For Zdanski, art makes us human, and its place in our lives – in everyone’s lives – is undeniable. The artist’s work must remind us all that this precious part of our shared existence cannot be silenced and that by combining our creative energies we can make the world a better place to live.