Our mission is to create world-class designs, events and products through artistic engagement with communities that empowers people and makes better places.
Kinetika is an internationally renowned company with a 20-year track record of combining world-class design with community projects to produce spectacular outdoor events that engage diverse audiences wherever we work. Founded by artist Ali Pretty in 1997, and inspired by her training in carnival arts in Trinidad and India, Kinetika now has an unrivalled reputation for working with local communities on projects that change the way people feel about where they live. This approach has been successfully replicated in Kolkata, India (Re:Imagine India) and Ethiopia (Link Ethiopia). Kinetika has mounted events in shopping centres, ceremonial boulevards and local high streets, as well as on the Great Wall of China and in the heart of Kolkata.
Our charitable arm, Kinetika People, is known for its high quality community engagement work around place-making. We run participatory programmes, workshops and artist training schemes, which aim to nurture new artistic talent and engage communities, raising aspirations and building a sense of place. These have been exemplified by recent projects such as Thurrock 100 and Silk River, which have been lauded by high profile organisations such as Totally Thames and the British Council.
Our commercial Design Studio has been commissioned to create ceremonies for high profile events including FIFA World Cup 2009, the London Paralympic games and Team GB Parade in 2012, and the Atlanta Olympics 1996.