Boldness blog

The foundation’s Boldness blog deals, as the name suggests, with being bold: we discuss the meaning of boldness, grant recipients talk about their projects and we also invite others, both friends and strangers, to contribute.

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Boldness blog | 24.10.2017

Fan communities drive cultural change in Russia

Fan communities on social media create representations of sexuality that are alternative to mainstream culture and disregard norms and laws, writes Saara Ratilainen, a bold research fellow, who has studied young internet users in Russia.

Boldness blog | 28.09.2017

Class divisions within whiteness

In order to dismantle racist structures, we must focus on the ordinary and the conventional. Acknowledging the connections between whiteness and class is an integral part of challenging racism, writes PhD candidate Minna Seikkula.

Boldness blog | 27.09.2017

The illusion of gender compartmentalisation 

We still have a long way to go before gender is viewed as a characteristic that can vary in degree, the same way as your height, for instance’, writes Susa Tyrniluoto, who is in the process of compiling a community art piece called 100 ja yksi sukupuolisuutta (‘100 and one sexualities’).  

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