The Center for Everything is a performing arts company that was founded in 2015. It continues the artistic work that has previously been realized under the names The Lost City Inc. and Experience Parks.
The artistic actions of the company emerge from performing arts, but they aim to challenge habitual practices of art. At the moment this comes about through creating diverse audience relationships, combining art and science, mixing art and technology and developing artistically challenging game design.
Sami Henrik Haapala is a producer, director, actor FIA, dancer, live art maker and a dj. In addition to having degrees in both acting and dance they also hold a BA in Cultural Anthropology. They have worked close to 20 years as a producer, director and performer both in Finland and internationally, both in institutions and as a freelancer. They are also a doctoral candidate in artistic research at the Performing Arts Research Centre Tutke in the University of the Arts Helsinki. They are the artistic director of The Center for Everything.
Kaisa Kemikoski is a Finnish costume designer and costumer. Her MA graduate collection won “The best of the best” competition at Aalto University in Helsinki. Since then Kemikoski has worked in the performing arts scene over 20 years designing costumes both for traditional and contemporary productions with a focus on contemporary circus and dance. On her list of achievements there are also book and album cover illustrations.
Marko Mäkinen has worked as a photographer and graphic designer in the field of performing arts for 20 years. He also designs books for Maahenki publishing and Valamo Monastery.
There are also nine associate members.