Research group

Kammari Research Group is an independent collective of researchers and artists. The group consists of the core people portrayed below and a collaborating network of researchers and artists around the world.

Apart from our individual projects, we work collectively on a long-term research project combining arts and academic research. More information on the projects:

We also have a long term project in the residency, called Integrated Sustainability, which consists of developing the residency house as an evolving collective post-fossil installation and environment. More information by email in case you are interested.

In terms of documentation and publications, we aim to create and support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of contemporary art and research combined. Our research platform:, is one of the methods to do this.

Kammari Research Group:

Sakari Laurila is from Helsinki and concentrating in cinema,
performing arts and music. He is currently the main coordinator
in the residency. For more information, email: sakari (at)
Previous works of cinema and video in: Lumimaa Productions -page.
Selected other projects in: projects -page.

Niklas Toivakainen is a doctoral candidate of philosophy in
the University of Helsinki as well as active researcher
and writer. He is currently a coordinator of international
operations in the research project. For more information,
email: niklas (at)

Lau Lukkarila is a dancer and performance artist born in Oulu, Finland.
Lau’s praxis includes plenty of improvisation, dialogue, fantasies
and disobedient strategies. Currently Lau lives in Vienna, initiated
a performance art collective and is working on a movement research
projects and an experimental film project. She is coordinating
international performing arts projects of Kammari.
For more information, email: lau (at), or:

The official administrative body of the Kammari project is the not-for-profit cultural association: Kammari – elävän filosofian ja taiteen ry, based in Helsinki.

Any questions, proposals etc. in relation to the residency, please email to: residency (at)

Information in general by email: kammari (at)

Website of the Kammari -research project in general: