Paavo Järvensivu is an independent researcher of economic culture, based in Helsinki, Finland, and working at Mustarinda and BIOS Research Unit. Since finishing his PhD on organizational cultures at the Aalto University School of Economics in 2010, he has engaged in transdisciplinary projects with artists, philosophers and natural and social scientists in order to construct cultural, economic and political solutions to the ever-deepening global environmental crisis.

One of the driving questions for him has been: how is it that the material world, with all its diverse beings and relations, seems so disconnected from our everyday lives, even though our culture is said to be "materialistic"? This disconnection is most obvious in the political and economic spheres, which are driven almost solely by economic abstractions.
Järvensivu is the editor-in-chief of the Mustarinda magazine and has co-curated exhibitions, planned and taught university courses and organized various events and workshops. His book ‘Abundant Money in a World of Scarce Resources’ will be published (in Finnish) in early 2016.

Mustarinda is an artist/researcher collective that organizes exhibitions and workshops, publishes an annual magazine and hosts an artist/researcher residency in the midst of an old-growth forest in mid-Finland. BIOS is a new research unit that investigates global socio-material flows and dependencies in the Finnish context and develops effective means to engage the public audience in collaboration with the national broadcasting company Yle.