Outi Elena Valanto (born 1991 Finland) MA, is a freelance artist working on cross-disciplinary techniques combining the artistic and scientific; movement studies and spatial practices. She is interested in possibilities for city development through inclusive and interdisciplinary arts, site- and place receptiveness, and exploring movements engaged with technology. Valanto is currently a Ph.D. of Arts researcher at the University of Lapland. Her research investigates body perception in extreme atmospheric and climate conditions and the translation of this to choreographic creation.