Katri Lassila

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Katri Lassila
A photo of two people talking in front of a forest. The person on the left is wearing black and gesticulating. The person on the right is listening intently and wearing a medieval style fantasy outfit.
Katri Lassila (left) directing the player of Robin Hood in Albión. Photo: Tuomas Hakkarainen
NationalityFinland
Years active1998–present

Katri Lassila is a Finnish photography and film artist working in Aalto University as a doctoral candidate. Lassila has been designing and organising larps since 1998. In 2011 she designed larp for the Finnish Science Centre Heureka (with Emilia Karppinen and Mikko Meriläinen) and in 2012 for the contemporary art festival Ihme-päivät (with Juhana Pettersson and Antti Kanner). She's the co-creator of the adventurous romanticist (also called adventure romantic) playing style together with Laura Kalli, and has introduced such concepts as the rule of the greater drama, and fisherman's wife character. Lassila has emphasized the importance of larp documentation and documented her games extensively in video and still photography from the early 2000s onwards.

Creations

Early Larps

Adventurous Romanticist Larps

Commissioned Larps

Campaigns

  • Valve (9 events) 2011–2013

Ropecon Organizer

  • 2003 (head of larps)
  • 2007–2010 (guest of honor team)

Larp Related Publications

Photo Gallery