Monday, 30 July 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: Rabbit Hole


Photography exhibition "Rabbit Hole", Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, until August 27, 2018. Welcome!

Altered Landscape I
Rabbit 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 concern.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

MIKROMUOVIT VESISTÖISSÄ (Microplastics in seas and lakes)

22 March 2018 - We need a specific regional Microplastics Agenda (in Finnish)
https://www.aamulehti.fi/mielipiteet/sinileva-koettelee-monia-matalia-jarviamme-pirkanmaalle-tarvitaan-mikromuoviagenda-200827840/

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.  




My photojournalistic report from the Greek Cycladic Islands in 2016 (in Finnish)
https://www.maailmankuvalehti.fi/2017/1/lyhyet/tonneittain-muovia-meressa

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.











Thursday, 30 March 2017

ETELÄPUISTON SUOJELUN KYSYMYS PYSYY AGENDALLA! (Attempts to protect Eteläpuisto-park stays on my agenda)

Eteläpuiston suojelun kannattaminen ei ollut minulle vaalitemppu vaan luvassa on tutkimusyhteistyötä, josta tiedotan syksyn 2017 aikana (päivitetty kuntavaalien jälkeen 4.8.17).





Saturday, 29 October 2016

PROTECTING OUR LAKES AND URBAN STREAMS

Received a photography scholarship from Majaoja-säätiö for a project related to the lake protection in Tampere 



Friday, 28 October 2016

THE CITY AND YOUTH POVERTY IN ADDIS

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.