Hansaram is a small family owned business led by Suku Park. The corporation operates a small crafts museum, an online store and a residency for artists, activists and private guests. Other activities include art and design related work for private and public agency clients.
The Hansaram House
The museum and residency building is under construction and expected to complete in 2022. The Hansaram House is ecologically built and over 90% of the building materials are free of any glue or chemicals and the main construction materials are sourced regionally. The building operates on 100% renewable energy (grid) during the construction phase and in future operations.
The Hansaram Artist Residency
Hansaram is inviting artists and activists to become pilot residents of the museum and residency building from Spring/Summer 2022. Artists are invited to the residency for recuperation, rest and peaceful work. Situated south of the arctic circle, the residency offers hosted contemporary living, an exhibition- and work space, sauna, bath and extraordinary views over arctic landscapes.
The residency will open in 2022 to artists, activists, writers, researchers, designers, entrepreneurs and other creative professionals who seek to examine, build and contribute to more socially just societies.
Suku Park Crafts Museum
The small gallery space in Hansaram House will exhibit the work of Suku Park, display the Park family art collection as well as represent the artwork of the Hansaram artist residents and other local and international artists.
Intended for private guests and when the artist residency is vacant, the museum and residency will open its doors for guests who consider coming over for peace, rest and recuperation. Situated in the middle of a forest, on top of a hill, guests will have space to rest, private sauna, go on forest foraging walks and set themselves for the perfect mood and mode for recuperation. The residency will offer private and professional ceramic lessons with access to studio spaces and art materials. Other activities such as cross country skiing, ice fishing, Lapland hikes, reindeer and husky rides and dips in the lake will also be available. The community offers affordable access to outdoor tennis and a small open air track and field stadium during the short summer seasons.
Despite its remote location guests at the Hansaram House will be surrounded by the familiarity of good food, nice coffee, perfect tea, access to desktop work, and contemporary art.
Hansaram aims to build a positive and inclusive community of artists, activists and engaged citizens through managing spaces and services focused on contemporary art, crafts, and activities that examine and build just societies. Despite being a small player in the grand scheme of things, the priority is to constantly improve our operations towards inclusion of diversity, act on equity and keep planetary health and local engagement at the core of our operations.
in Korean means ‘one person’ or a ‘Han’ person – a reference to the Korean heritage of Suku Park and his family. It is also a word play of Park family children’s names, Hans and Sara.