Our Mission

Ki Culture is committed to creating a sustainable future through the cultural heritage sector. We provide solutions to promote sustainable practices for professionals and leverage cultural heritage to effectively make industry wide impact.

We work across sectors to make our field sustainable and to make the world a better place through culture. We unite the sector to drive collective action, resulting in global change.

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.

Amsterdam

Caitlin Southwick

Founder & Executive Director

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

Amsterdam

Georgina McDowell

Director of Operations

Georgina holds a Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Amsterdam, where she first became aware…

Vienna

Rida Arif

Fundraising Coordinator

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

Porto

Flávia Silva

Admin Support

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

Perugia

Francesca Cardinali

Admin Support

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

Warwick

Alejandra Lechuga Alvarez

Ki Coaches Coordinator

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

Toronto

Val Masters

Director of Climate Communications

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

Oslo

Pia Edqvist

Director of Social Sustainability

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

Washington

Nicole Smith

Co-Director of Social Sustainability

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

London

Abigail Skinner

Social Sustainability Coordinator

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

Berlin

Kim Kraczon

Co-Director of Waste and Materials

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

California

Justine Wuebold

Co-Director of Waste and Materials

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

Springdale

Lindsey Williams

Fundraising Officer

Lindsey K Williams holds a Masters from the University of Edinburgh in medieval art and material culture.…

New York

Erika Pontes

Director of Design & Digital Strategy

Erika is passionate about our planet and sustainability and seeks to always drive the conversation towards effective…

Toronto

Lauren Best

Collaboration Designer

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

Amsterdam

Gessell Wolitski

Social Media Manager

Gessell is a Social Media Manager at Ki Cultures. She has extensive experience working with startups and…

Leeuwarden

Anastassia Laumets

Marketing Manager

Anastassia Laumets is the marketing manager at Ki Culture. She holds a master’s degree in marketing. Originally…

Los Angeles

Lindsey Morris

Designer

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

Åland Islands

Ida Dimic

Web Designer & Developer

Ida is a UX designer and front end developer at Ki Culture. Through her extensive experience with…

Porto

Anna Karavaeva

Web Designer

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

London

Morgan Lirette

Newsletter Editor

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

Brussels

Valentina Bianchi

Social Media Officer

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

Toronto

Hilary Wilson

Social Media Officer

Hilary is a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s Master of Arts in Photography Preservation and Collections Management.…

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

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