Cátia Suomalainen Pedrosa
Cátia Suomalainen Pedrosa has been the Director of the Cultural Center Caisa (City of Helsinki) since 2016. Suomalainen Pedrosa has a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Helsinki (2008) and a master’s degree in cultural production from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (2014). Suomalainen Pedrosa has been working on diversity issues for years, especially from the perspective of the arts and culture field. In its various activities, the Cultural Centre Caisa wants to reflect the diversity of Helsinki residents by bringing out, for example, different minorities in either themes or creators. Caisa strives in various ways to improve physical and mental accessibility and safety. Current and stand-taking content is prioritized, as well as, e.g., community, inclusion, interdisciplinarity and multilingualism.