The main instigators of Melliferopolis are Christina Stadlbauer and Ulla Taipale. Below you can find the contact details and short biography of both.
Christina Stadlbauer is a Helsinki-based researcher / artist from Austria. She is inspired by the interstices of arts and sciences and her work pivots around life- animals, plants, bacteria. She is especially interested in the complexity of processes – in nature (ecosystems), groups (socio-systems), or the human body. She likes to work with the immediate environment, be it the physical space or immaterial contexts, to create situation specific interventions. Amongst the pieces that she created are tangible objects, outdoor public installations, as well as ephemeral interventions and rituals. More information on her other works are found at:
christina.stadlbauer (at) gmail.com
Ulla Taipale is Finnish independent curator, researcher and artist. She has over 15 years experience of curating and creating concepts combining arts, natural sciences, technologies and nature. Her professional activity builds bridges between art and science communities, enhancing and facilitating dialogue between artists, creators, scientists, and the general public. She holds a BSc in Environmental Engineering (Satakunta Politechnical University, Finland) and a Master of Arts (Visual Culture, Curating and Contemporary Art at Aalto University, Finland). Since 2006 she works under the name Capsula [art science nature], a platform combining arts and natural sciences and creating cross-disciplinary cultural contents, from curatorial to artistic productions and and is a co-founder at long-term project Melliferopolis – Honeybees in Urban Environments.
Currently she is Art&Science Curator at INAR (University of Helsinki) and curates Climate Whirl program at Hyytiälä forestry field station. During the years 2011-14 she co-directed a team of professionals from arts, sciences and design that set up the laboratory and program of Biofilia -Base for Biological Arts at Aalto University, Finland.
ulla (at) capsula.fi