Why Art at SSE?
An organization for increased knowledge intensity
Scientific knowledge and methodology enable us to make sense of complex economic and societal phenomena through tools such as measurement instruments, data collection and rational analysis.
Art has the capacity to provoke and inspire through artistic expression, communicating with our senses. It can enhance our potential for critical thinking and create a deeper understanding of ourselves and societal context.
Art Initiative acknowledges art as a valid knowledge base in its own right. By actively integrating the arts and humanities in the academic context of SSE and in the public debate, our aim is to make SSE and society more knowledge intensive.
This is in keeping with SSE's educational mission FREE, the aim of which is to graduate students with a fact-based and scientific mindset who are reflective and self-aware, empathetic and culturally literate, entrepreneurial and responsible.
Collaborations with the art world and academia
Our projects include collaborations with the most relevant art institutions in Sweden such as Moderna Museet, Tensta Konsthall and Bonniers Konsthall, academic institutions such as the Royal Institute of Art, Royal College of Music, KTH School of Architecture and Södertörn University, as well as a network of local galleries and artists.
A strong connection to research and education
Art Initiative also actively collaborates with the Center for Arts Business and Culture at Stockholm School of Economics that investigates the role of aesthetics and arts in our economy.
Meet the Team
Art Initiative is comprised of a team of arts professionals and researchers, supported by an advisory board from the world of Art and Business.
Pierre Guillet de Monthoux
Professor and Director of Art Initiative
Tinni Ernsjöö Rappe
Manager, Art Initiative and Natur & Kultur Literary Agenda
Communications Specialist, Arts and Culture
Art Division of SASSE, Operations Manager
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Per Josefsson, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Art Initiative
Brummer and Partners
Director of Acute Art, London
Director of Moderna Museet
Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Institute of Art
Karin Mamma Andersson
Artist, Professor at Konstfack
Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Professor and President of Stockholm School of Economics