Photography exhibition "Rabbit Hole", Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, until August 27, 2018. Welcome!
Altered Landscape I
Hole -photography project examines how an ordinary Pirkanmaa (Southern Finland) citizen
involuntarily becomes an environmental activist, defending his/her civil
rights and cultural environment. When familiar forests are logged and
turned into a gold drilling area, local roads are turned to busy truck
routes, and rivers and agricultural fields become dumping grounds for
industrial wastewater—what is to be done? Currently a regional
administrative transition is taking place in which the responsibility
for environmental protection is being shifted onto citizens. At an
individual level, this triggers an expanding and never-ending process in
which the citizen encounters a Kafkaesque environmental administration
and a multinational corporation’s tactics. In an environmental conflict
situation, diverse narratives compete against each other, and the facts
depend on the specific context in which they emerge. In the activist’s
widening perception, local experiences are gradually linked with
national and global problems, encompassing a universal environmental
Microplastics have been accumulating to our lakes during the last 60-100 years. It is now time to halt this silent micropollution by strengthening water protection measures that overlap diverse societal and administrative sectors.
Fall 2017: Several global news highlight that the microplastics have invaded to our drinking water and even to the sea salt. In the Cycladic islands all kinds of plastics are fragmented into tiny pieces due to sun. Waterfronts that are not used as tourist beaches, contain a lot of plastic materials and other rubbish.
Participating to CONTEMPHOTO'15 - II. International Visual Culture and Contemporary Photography Conference on Urban Identities, organized by the Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center (DAKAM), Istanbul - My photography presentation was about Youth, livelihoods and spaces in the kebele settlements of Addis Ababa.