Biographies Linnea Dimitriou and Marlene Johansson
Marlene Johansson is director of Sliperiet, a new space for makers and thinkers in Umeå, Sweden. Sliperiet is a ‘maker space’ and ‘FabLab’ with new technology related to design, architecture, media, games, film, prototyping, art and fashion. It functions as an incubator and work space for the creative industries, as well as a resource for researchers, students, businesses and public stakeholders. Sliperiet aims at being a flexible and open meeting space for thinkers and makers and the event space can host up to 340 people. Next to being the director of Sliperiet, Marlene is senior lecturer (associate professor) at Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), focussing on Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.
Linnea Dimitriou is an artist, designer, consultant and entrepreneur, as well as the artistic director of Sliperiet. In August 2012 she founded the GÖR Studio. Before that she was Subject Leader, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at Ravensbourne Design & Media Institution, London (2009-2012), and Founder and CEO at Schmäck (2004-2009). Linnea has a background in fine art and design.
The encounter took place on Friday March 13, 2015 at the Sliperiet in Umeå, Sweden