Our Mission

Ki Culture is committed to the integration of sustainability into culture through the inside-outside model: by making the cultural sector sustainable (environmentally, socially, and economically) and use culture to educate our audiences, our communities and the general public on sustainability.

What We Do

Ki Culture is a global organization dedicated to creating actionable steps to make culture heritage a leader towards a sustainable future.

We empower individuals and institutions by offering partnership and guidance, through effective solutions and strategies, such as our Ki Futures program and Ki Books. We believe sustainability is key to a better future and it’s our mission to inspire action.

Meet The Team

We are a team of driven professionals, experts in our fields, working to drive meaningful change across the cultural heritage sector. Find out more about our talented team, our dedicated volunteers and our incredible partners who make Ki Culture possible.


Caitlin Southwick

Founder & Executive Director

Caitlin is the Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture. She holds a Professional Doctorate in Conservation…

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Rida Arif

Fundraising Coordinator

Rida Arif is a cultural heritage professional based in Vienna, Austria, and has several years of experience…

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Flávia Silva

Admin Support

Flávia Silva is part of the Administrative Support Team. She supports the Executive Director and Director of…

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Francesca Cardinali

Admin Support

Francesca holds a MSc in “Science and technology for the conservation and the restoration of Cultural Heritage”…

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Alejandra Lechuga Alvarez

Ki Futures Program Director

Alejandra holds an MA in International Cultural Policy and Management from the University of Warwick, and a…

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Val Masters

Director of Climate Communications

Val is the director of climate communications for Ki Culture, working to locate, analyze, decipher, and present…

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Pia Edqvist

Co-Director of Social Sustainability

Pia currently works as an archaeological conservator at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway.…

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St. Louis

Nicole Smith

Co-Director of Social Sustainability and member of DEAI & Ethics Committee

Nicole Smith has worked in museums for over a decade in visitor experience, membership, communications, programming and…

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Abigail Skinner

Social Sustainability Coordinator and member of DEAI & Ethics Committee

Abigail is the Social Sustainability Coordinator for Ki Culture. She works for KCA London, a cultural consultancy…

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Kim Kraczon

Director of Waste and Materials

Kim is the director of materials and waste at Ki Culture. She holds a Bachelor of Arts…

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Justine Wuebold

Team member of Education Ki Book and Climate Collage

Justine is the co-director of waste and materials for Ki Culture. She holds a Master’s in Museum Studies and…

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Lauren Best

Director of Operations

Lauren is the Collaboration Designer for Ki Culture, leading the facilitation of internal collaborations between content production…

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Los Angeles

Lindsey Morris


Lindsey Morris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of California Los Angeles, and…

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Anna Karavaeva

Head of Design

Anna is a freelance graphic designer based in Porto, Portugal. She is excited to be working with…

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Morgan Lirette

Ki Books Coordinator

Morgan is the editor of Ki Culture’s newsletter. Originally from South Louisiana, US, she studied Fine Art…

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Valentina Bianchi

Team member Exhibitions Ki Book and Social Media Officer

Valentina is the social media coordinator, working with the team to spread the word about Ki Culture’s…

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Katie Murphy

Social Media Coordinator

Katie is one of the social media volunteers working for Ki Culture. Based in Leeds, Katie holds…

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Advisory Board

Michael Dexter-Smith

Pine Brook Ventures

Robert R. Janes

Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice

Debra Hess Norris

University of Delaware

Christina de Groot-Lief

Environmental Data and Information Management Consultant

Christian Ost

ICHEC Brussels Management School

Honorary Board

Michele Lanzinger

Museum of Science Trento

Miranda Massie

Climate Museum, New York

Cecilia Lam

Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you!