Salla Valle (b.1990) is a Helsinki based visual and performance artist currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in the department of time and space. Valle compiles her works out of often minimal elements using the context, situation and body in themselves as materials. She is interested in the esthetics and politics of everyday life and is drawn to the unpredictable nature of the live situation.
Ingrid Svanfeldt is a journalist, teacher in journalism, and media entrepreneur with a master’s degree in media and communication from Helsinki university. Currently, she teaches journalism at the Swedish School of Social Sciences at Helsinki University and works on a roleplay project about Freedom of Speech and Belarusian journalists. Her company has produced documentaries, and various shorter radio and tv-programs for the Finnish broadcasting company Yle.
Ingrid Svanfeldt’s Svanfeldtmedia was founded in 2007.
In 2006 Ingrid Svanfeldt creates an educational concept, Video i klassen (Video in the classroom), which becomes popular among teachers around Finland. In 2006-2013 Ingrid Svanfeldt’s Svanfeldtmedia works with Video i klassen- courses and film festivals together with Cityfolkhögskolan (later Axxell) vocational school. During the same period, Svanfeldtmedia, in collaboration with Stefan Svanfeldt’s Bisamedia, sells in-depth news- and current affairs-programs to Yle’s current affairs tv-programs Närbild and OBS. They also produce radio programmes and shorter videos for companies, municipalities and organizations. In 2016 Ingrid Svanfeldt gets a teacher diploma from Helsinki university and starts working part time as a teacher in television- and radio and freelance journalism, at the University of Haaga – Helia in Helsinki and from 2015 onwards mainly at the Swedish-speaking journalism program at the Swedish School of Social science at the university of Helsinki.
Ingrid Svanfeldt has taken part in many international projects such as a trip to the Republic of Tuva in Russia 2013 or the European Year of Volunteering in Latvia 2011-2012, the EU project for diversity in media, MEDIANE and a co-operation with a Portuguese radio journalist in Portugal in 2014 and an Internet café for refugees, which was organized in Svanfeldtmedia’s and Bisamedia’s studio in 2015-2016 by the local Sjundby traditionsförening.