Founder & Executive Director

Susannah Tantemsapya

Susannah Tantemsapya is the Founder & Executive Director of both Creative Migration and Creative Migration (East). Her career has spanned the fields of music, art, film and journalism with an eclectic mix of experience. Her most ambitious endeavor to date is Bangkok 1899.

Susannah holds a B.A. in Photojournalism from the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During that time, there were two defining experiences that shaped her commitment to preserving the environment: spending 80 days in the Baja California wilderness through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS); and a five-week organic architecture workshop at Arcosanti, Paolo Soleri’s experimental town in Arizona’s high desert.

While at Carolina, she started out as an editor and photographer for the independent music publication ‘SUP Magazine. Following graduation, Susannah moved to New York City to work at Jupiter Media Metrix and V2 Records with Board member Andy Gershon. This path eventually led her to Capitol Records in Los Angeles. Subsequently, she worked as road crew for Grammy-winning recording artist Lucinda Williams and the critically-acclaimed indie band Eels.

Her first film experience was as a Production Assistant in 2005 for avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson with talents Sean Penn, Robin Wright and writer Laura Albert (a.k.a. JT Leroy). She has continued to work in various aspects of this medium both in front and behind the camera. This includes Creative Migration’s sustainably produced film POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters (2014), which was part of a traveling exhibition with the Design Museum Foundation from 2014-16.

As an art journalist, Susannah’s writing has appeared in publications such as Whitewall Magazine, Canvas Magazine, art ltd. and The WILD Magazine. In 2014, she started producing and hosting ...the charming mistakes of my youth... on KCHUNG Radio in Los Angeles. Being an architecture enthusiast, Susannah has been the Estate Manager for mid-century modern architect Richard Neutra’s Wirin House, as well as working closely with his son Dion Neutra at the Neutra Museum. Most recently, she has been collaborating with CM artist Noémie Goudal, curating her residency at the Neutra VDL House (2018) and producing her conceptual work Telluris (2017) in the Mojave Desert.

Since 2021, she has served on the Convening Team of Entertainment and Culture for Climate Action (ECCA), a global collaborative initiative supported by UN Climate Change and UNESCO.

Susannah is also on the Advisory Board of the Hollywood Climate Summit, a Global Ambassador & Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), on Tatler’s Gen.T Asia List (2019), a Founding Member of Soho House Bangkok and an advisor for the exhibition Brackish Water Los Angeles (Getty: Pacific Standard Time 2024).

She is currently based in Los Angeles and Bangkok.

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