Riitta Hakkarainen is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer with a background in scenography and cinema art direction. Her work uses the medium of theatricality to create environments that explore aspects of the human condition. The aesthetic is used as a tool to shape a microcosm that suggests new interpretations and stories. She graduated with an MA in Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London) and her graduation project, the visual version of N.Gogol’s The Overcoat, was commissioned to tour at High Fest (Armenia) and Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Romania). She regularly manufactures Stephen Jones’ fashion pieces for Dior and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Riitta has exhibited internationally including Miniscule Venice, during the 2019 Venice Biennale and has her sculpture at Palazzo Visocchi (Atina, Italy). Lately Riitta has been working with researchers from UCL, University of Cambridge and Birmingham, creating animations and illustrations. She is living and working in London, UK.