OK Do,
Borderlands Culture


OK Do started in 2009 as an abstruse art/design practice of Anni Puolakka (Paris) and Jenna Sutela (Helsinki). During its three-year existence, it explored life and work in between disciplines, cities, and hierarchies – with corresponding ideas and enquiries manifesting in books, installations and events. These dealt with, for example, science and spirituality, spaces and places, or intuition and institutions.

This website stands as an archive of Puolakka and Sutela's common work, together with friends and collaborators. Presenting a selection of projects and articles from over the years, it both concludes an era and serves as a backdrop for future pieces to come. In June 2012, an OK Do retrospective was featured as part of a group exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki.

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Presentations and installations: Kunsthalle Helsinki / Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki / The Berlin University of the Arts UdK / Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design / University of Helsinki / Design Museum Helsinki / Design Forum Finland, Helsinki / Redress, London Design Festival / Hel Yes!, London Design Festival / Helsinki Botanic Garden (with Helsinki Design Lab) / X Marks the Bökship, London / do you read me?!, Berlin / 0fr Gallery, Paris / Napa Books, Helsinki / DogA – the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture / Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation / Utrecht/NOW IDeA, Tokyo

Residences: The Banff Centre, Banff AB, Canada / Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Support: Arts Council of Finland / Finnish Fund for Art Exchange / Niilo Helander Foundation / Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland / British Council Finland / Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Area / City of Helsinki Cultural Office / International Design Foundation, Finland

Awards: Young Designers of the Year 2012, Design Forum Finland / The Best of the Year awards 2010 and 2011, Association of Professional Graphic Designers in Finland