who are you? Essi Kausalainen, visual artist with performance based practice.what do you teach in Maa In MAA I'm an occasional visitor giving performance workshops. what is the role of an artist in today’s world? We all have our own roles - different world views, values and strategies. The importance lies in finding your own voice instead of falling into existing dogmas. What is best/most interesting/loveliest little thing about teaching in Maa? In MAA I enjoy the atmosphere of curiosity and openness - and the conversations sprouting out of it.