French designer Julia Jacques is working on Alola, an intercultural exchange project between refugee and local kids. Julia has been challenged in this new environment, compared to her previous experiences in big companies.
“I worked a lot with engineers or consultant, and I was considered as the creative person. Here at the HIVE, it’s not the same at all, because I am amongst other artists, and I have this designer mindset and set of methodologies.”, says Julia.
On the other hand, Finnish circus artistic director Corinne Linder thinks that circus art can challenge traditional workplaces, with a specific approach on innovation and risk taking.
“When working with circus artists, we explore a lot of different ideas in every direction. Julia often comes up with simple and practical solutions, focusing on the user, whereas I’m thinking more about surprising people or getting them a bit lost. So it’s a really nice combination.”, says Corinne.