Contact

Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

Rue de l’Arbre 14/3
1000 Brussels
Belgium

+32 (0)2 513 0941 | info[@]finncult.be

Staff

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Aleksi Malmberg

Director
aleksi.malmberg[@]finncult.be
+32 (0)475 764332

Aleksi started as the Director for the Institute in November 2014. He is in charge of the Institute’s programmes, finances and the big picture as a whole. This may just as well mean creating new collaborations or developing the processes and well-being of the Institute’s staff alike. Before starting at the Institute, Aleksi held a position of Programme Director for the Helsinki Festival, and before that he worked widely in various positions in the field of arts and culture. Aleksi likes to spend his free time with his family, in concerts and other cultural activities, and sometimes also running barefoot in the Sonian Forest.

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Annukka Vähäsöyrinki

Producer of the Mobile Home(less) project
annukka.vahasoyrinki[@]finncult.be
+358400773105

Annukka Vähäsöyrinki is the producer of the Mobile Home(less) project and works as a representative for the Finnish Cultural Institute in Benelux Trust. Her office is located in Helsinki. Before her present tasks, Annukka was working at the Institute as Head of Projects from 2015-2017. Her background is in Comparative Literature and Visual Culture studies. Annukka is a curious seeker who gets inspired by unexpected encounters with art and other people.

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Tiina Eerolainen

Administration Manager (Mon-Wed)
tiina.eerolainen[@]finncult.be
+32 (0)474 282095

Tiina is in charge of finances, administration and human resources at the Institute. She has kept the ball rolling already since May 2011. Before the Institute, she used to work as a staff nurse and she also raised three children. Tiina came to the Institute from a Director’s position at an international development agency in Belgium. Tiina is passionate about literature and she finds reading a good book the best possible Sunday activity.

Emma Mether

Emma Mether

Programme Coordinator
+32 (0)2 513 09 41
emma.mether[@]finncult.be

After her internship at the institute during 2016-2017, Emma now continues as Programme Coordinator. She has a master’s degree in archaeology from University College London, and is finalising her English philology studies at the University of Helsinki, with minors in theatre studies and communication. At the institute, Emma coordinates the TeleART programme, as well as the institute’s other projects. In addition to her work, Emma is inspired by Brussel’s lively and rich cultural field, with a special interest in theatre and performance.