A ceramic artist trying to improve the world via mugs with a message: Laura Grainger (UK)

“All art is political. As it is influenced by people living under political systems.”

Bridging art to the existential threat of atmospheric carbon overload: Allegra Searle-LeBel (US)

“Resisting consumerism, which is especially hard when we’re told that the way we can make anything better is by buying something.”  

Inspiring us to become better: HEEL Athens Lab (GR)

“The most important and powerful act, we believe, is our everyday choices. We try to live by our expectations every day trying to become better and we hope that this will inspire others to try it as well.”  

Promoting reducing, reusing and recycling: Annika Hentrich (BicicloLab; DE/IT)

“Every item we buy has a past and a future, and therefore an impact on people and nature. We should inform ourselves about its origin and have an awareness of what happens to this product when we get rid of it.” 

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Helping other human animals to see non-human animals from new perspectives: Rosina Espig (DE)

“Reconnect with yourself. Remember who you really are. Get aware of your own feelings and your impact in this world. Imagine the hard questions too. Follow your heart. Be brave enough to change the perspective and look into this world with the view of somone else. We can see the full picture only if we are able to see all the different perspectives and all the colours between black and white.”

Promoting veganism in every possible way: Cindy Frey (Cindy Frey Tattoo Studio; BE)

“People are aware of more things than ever before, so they want a tattoo with a message on their body. Both for themselves and also to show their viewpoints to the others.”

Using arts and crafts for improving position of oppressed animals: Marita Tanninen (Vegan Vortex; FI)

“Every person has a key to change the world. I believe spreading the knowledge about animal rights is one thing that can make a big influence, and I think we are heading to more cruelty-free world all the time. If and when we are aware of these things, we can also demand improvements to be written in our laws. For example, many countries have banned fur farming lately. We just have to fight against the system.”

Not filling the Earth with unnecessary stuff: Mona Isotupa (Hetkinen; FI)

“We have no future without sustainable design. Sustainable design for me means better daily choices.”

A slow fashion enthusiast: Janita (Annie Eleanoora; FI)

“Buy less, but better! The biggest thing with sustainable development is that we should reduce our consumption.”