Get to know us!


The members of Cultural Co-op Kiito work in the fields of theatre, media, research and education. They use participatory arts-based methods for education, facilitation and in the creation of artistic productions.

Katriina (Kati) Andrianov 

Researcher PhD / Director, teacher, performer

I do research on performing art in which objects become expressive and animate(d) in different environments. Community art in its forms of theatre and dance makes my life worth living. Coordinating projects and events  is an important part of my activities.

tel. +358 40 586 1967, kati (at)

Arttu Haapalainen

Applied Theatre Director / Producer

I am experienced in the creation and execution of audience development, outreach and education projects, which have a wide range of partners involved and participants from all age groups. I like to plan, organise and execute art projects that have meaning.

Laura Happo

Freelancer Photographer

tel +358 41 435 9187, laura.a.ahappo (at),

Riku Laakkonen

Puppeteer, Theatre Instructor and Performance Art Maker

I do art and facilitate situations.

tel. +358 40 5291204, riku (at)

Susanna Lyly

Freelancer Photographer: documentation, people and events

I mainly take photographs for the publications of the city of Tampere, as well as for different events and happenings. I am co-founder of a project for the elderly, which uses photographs to observe the present and past. I am interested in photography as an artistic rehabilitation method. I capture the moment as you wish!

tel. +358 44 076 1801, susannalyly (at)

Elina Niiranen

tel. +358 400 270 596, elina (at)

Jarkko Suhonen

Drama Instructor / M.A. / Applied theatre director

I use collaborative working methods to create workshops, performances or texts. I think it is important to create opportunities for all members of a group to bring their own points of view to collaborative creation.

tel. + 358 50 404 5866, jarkko (at)

Jyrki Tamminen

Theatre Director, Drama Pedagogue, PT

I work with children and adults, my focus points being drama and puppetry. I have directed at professional theatres, worked as a Regional Artist of Children’s Culture and Multicultural Art and as a preschool teacher. My expertise includes community theatre, object theatre, puppetry and creative planning of multicultural projects. On demand, I support and counsel various projects. I fly to support art!

tel. +358 40 831 0201, jvtammin (at)

Anna-Liisa Tarvainen

Art Therapist MA / NLP-master / Regression Therapist

I tutor painting groups and art workshops. As I am also a stage designer (BA) and a puppet theatre artist, I give therapeutic puppet theatre courses and I visualize and direct performances for puppet theatre groups.

”The world is full of little miracles.”

tel. +358 40 524 6425, anna_liisa_tarvainen (at)