Contemporary culture is no longer about a distant visionary presenting ideas to a receptive crowd. It is about access to creation, about the audience and the auteur meeting in the in-between. This confluence is enabled by new media, and a new notion of ownership. Giving and receiving fuse into an explosion of ingenuity.
Our mission is to harness this creative energy and to turn it into new kinds of environments. We develop interactive participatory tools that empower project stakeholders and inform design choices. We design projects that are inclusive to people - and nature - as integral motors of their beauty.
Even the most perfect built forms fail, unless they succeed in generously sharing themselves - in encouraging life, movement, and spirit.
&' was started by Janne Teräsvirta and Emmi Keskisarja in 2016, building on the idea that better environments can be achieved by improving the creative design process. Furthermore, the right angle to each individual process can be found by developing more open and effective, 'organic' collaborative methods, that focus both on intensive research as well as pragmatic design work.