Standart Thinking is a project rooted in action research linking theoretical and practical frameworks aiming to revitalise traditional knowledge & skills in synergy with contemporary sensibilities.

Standart Thinking is committed to explore regenerative systems, diverse practices and experiences that can contribute positively to local cultural development and community wellbeing. 


Activating ideas and alternative lines of action that challenge the predominance of one culture over another, the precedence of specialized knowledge over localized knowledge and competition over collaboration, the project provides a meeting place for the coalescing of practices and skill sharing between artists, designers, social scientists, food producers and the broad community.


This is facilitated through the formulation of multi-disciplinary schemes, activities and cultural programmes including workshops, research, 

seminars, installation, publishing and design.

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​Projects and research include: Cultural Paths, an inter-regional platform for cooperation, between Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Iceland, Rural cultures / Regenerative visions, an ongoing collaboration with Berwick Visual Arts, Politics of food program at Delfina Foundation, UK, and contributor to their recent publication under the same title, Cultural Sustainability in the arctic context, Arctic Arts Summit, University of Lapland, Refinery of cultural sustainable practices, Arts Promotion Centre, Finland, Weaving creative ecologies,Artist residency programme for Swedish Lapland Air, Sweden, P.E.A.T.S rural development fieldwork for Grampus Heritage, Cyprus/UK, Panacea, supported by the Onassis Foundation and Locus Athens, Greece, amongst others. 


The potential and possibilities within our immediate environment should not be underestimated. Understanding is developed not only by pondering, but also by handling situations practically, as a good gardener manages his garden.

Standart Thinking is lead by Javier Rodriguez. Get in touch