Mira Svartnes Thorsen is head of festival for Ravnedalen Live and elected for MDG in Kristiansand City Council. She is the working chairman and co-owner of the triple-gazelle company Dirty Old Town AS. She organizes festival, concerts, talks and events and co-owns the small and rebellious Guard House. Mira is a conservative capitalist with a hunger for justice. She is currently most committed to preserving the foundations of human civilization, which requires a deep and complex transformation of society, practical action and political governance.