Janna Thorström is a documentary maker and writer. She has studied graphic design, clothing and glass design at the University of Industrial Art and Design (now Aalto University, MA). But her greatest passion might be the inquiry into how the mind and the body are interconnected – in fact she started off studying biology at the University of Helsinki with the dream of becoming a medical researcher.
It all began with a big room in my childhood house that was filled with papers, pens, paints, clay, tissue of all sorts and two sewing machines. Pictures and yet more pictures were born, then hand made clothes, graphic art and sculptures – later also hand blown glass, self developed photos and columns for a daily news paper that I was the permanent columnist for over a period of time.