Our Team < and friends >
We work with creative people and organizations in Canada, Myanmar and Australia that promote art, inclusion, and healthy communities.
Founder & CEO
Hanna Karin is a conceptual artist who believes the most meaningful community projects and exhibits come through collaboration. As a conceptual artist (and Photoshop junkie) Hanna's specialty is envisioning the BIG IDEA, and then pulling together creative teams to make it happen. Her client list includes the Kelowna Museums Society, BC Cancer Agency, and Goethe-Institut Myanmar. Hanna is the founder of Atutu Canada and Blue Moose Publications. photo credit: Mike Baillie
Kelsey shares Atutu management and creative duties with Hanna. This energetic people-person is a third culture kid with a deep appreciation for humanity and cross-cultural perspectives. She is a UBC grad of Anthropology and Indigenous studies and was the AFC Kelowna Beast Weekend event coordinator. Kelsey plays a key role in Atutu exhibit and event production. photo credit: Hanna
Atutu offers concept development, project management, writing, design, production, installation and teardown services for exhibits and art spaces. Atutu teams include marginalized artists, eco artists, upcoming artists, nonprofits and community groups. Exhibits are made using up-cycled and recycled materials whenever possible. photo credit: Hanna (photo is of Daren Williams, in his studio, creating Pat (2022).
ChuChu is a social enterprise that provides eco education and livelihood training in Myanmar. ChuChu products are created by home-based family teams. ChuChu provided art and expertise for the 2022 Art For Change upcycle exhibition. Sadly, the ChuChu workshop was destroyed by fire in 2022, and current wartime conditions have put most of the ChuChu work on hold. photo credit: Lamh Thang (photo of Hanna and the ChuChu team at the workshop, prior to its destruction in 2022.)
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organisation based in Ottawa. Together with local partners, they focus on efforts to advance gender equality, social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. Hanna Karin has worked as a Cuso Design Advisor for Femina HIP (Tanzania) and ChuChu (Myanmar). photo credit: Brian Atkinson
Environmental Film Festival (AU)
EFFA was a major contributor to the 2022 Beast Weekend Environmental Film Festival. This 100% volunteer-run organisation showcases cinema, challenging the way people think about the natural world, and inspiring us all to discuss, explore and act on important environmental issues. They welcome opportunities to partner with other like-minded eco people and groups. photo credit: EFFA