Tiina Kristoffersson

Director of a music theatre

Helsinki (Finland)

From September 12 to September 25, 2017

Biography —

Tiina Kristoffersson is director of a music theatre in Helsinki, Finland. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics. Since graduating in 1998 she has studied IP Law, Social Psychology, Literature, Theatre and New Media Management. In her work she focus on possibilities of creating projects in which theatre, music and activism can be combined for the common good.  

Besides working at the theatre she designs protestant prayer beads under a trademark The House of Kristoffer. The trademark stands for unique handmade ecumenical prayer beads and compassion bracelets, which aim to help the prayer calm down to the level of meditation and to grow their compassion towards all of God’s creation. The House of Kristoffer refers to a Greek name Kristoforos, which means Christ bearer. She wants to think that via her prayer beads and bracelets, the jewellery wearer carries Christ along with them. More information: www.houseofkristoffer.com

Project —

My love for arts and spirituality has led me to Faber Residency –and it is the connection between arts, spirituality and activism that I will be working on during my stay in the residency. Rosaries are normally not used in the Lutheran context. However, I think they have a lot to offer for a modern spiritual seeker. During my stay I will be writing an essay on how the prayer beads have affected by own spiritual development and the activism I practise both professionally and as a private citizen. The connection between arts and spirituality is an important part in my work.