The Name

Why Matryoshka? Why Haus?

Matryoshka: ma-troo-sh-ka
Haus: how-ss

Matryoshka is Russian for mother, but it’s also another name for the Russian nesting dolls. The image of the doll is a great metaphor for what we do and who we are. There are many layers to our work -economical, political, social, spiritual – as well as to the community we form.

Haus is the German word for house, home or family. And that is what we are – a house of creatives, a home for growing ideas and a family of people who care deeply about each other.