Research group

Kammari Research Group is an independent collective of researchers and artists. The group consists of the core people portrayed below and a collaborating network of researchers and artists around the world.

Kammari Research Group:

Sakari Laurila has a Master of Arts in film. He is working in performing arts, cinema, video, music and research. His research topics in Kammari include the virtual in social relations and the ontology of an image and its role in society.

Niklas Toivakainen is a doctor of philosophy currently working at the University of Helsinki. His research interests spans from ancient philosophy and history of philosophy, to philosophy of culture, technology, and politics, to philosophy of mind, language and psychoanalysis.

Lau Lukkarila is a dancer and performance artist born in Oulu, Finland. Lau’s praxis includes plenty of improvisation, dialogue, fantasies and disobedient strategies. Currently Lau lives in Vienna. She is coordinating international performing arts projects of Kammari.

The official administrative body of the Kammari project is the not-for-profit cultural association: Kammari – elävän filosofian ja taiteen ry, based in Helsinki.

Information in general by email: kammari (at)

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