Time and place: Thursday, 24 January, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm., Lauttasaari Manor (Otavantie 10, Helsinki, obstacle-free entrance via Kauppaneuvoksentie)
Digital Youth in the Media City research project publishes the digital book “Youth in the Media City – Belonging and Control on the Move”. The book gives a street level view into urban youth subcultures in Helsinki and Saint Petersburg. The digital book is a collection of the project’s researchers’ essays on their research: fieldwork in the metro, encounters in an urban circus, active player communities of Pokémon Go, the redefinition of the city by sticker artists and debating gender in graffiti subculture. The publication is an experimental way of bringing research topics to a broader audience through popular writing and art. Photographer Patrik Rastenberger’s photos visualize the research phenomena and sound art by artist Taina Riikonen take the reader into underground soundscapes.
Program of the event:
16.00–16.05: Welcome words from Kalle Korhonen, Director of Research Funding, Kone Foundation
16.05–16.10: Greetings & words about the publication from DiMe project director Johanna Sumiala
16.10–16.30: Girling in the metro performance by Heta Mulari & Linn Bjørnvik Grøder
16.30–16.35: Underground Wind sound piece by Taina Riikonen
16.35–17.00: no program – “free socialising” !
17–17.15: Fire Show by Tulikukka group on the courtyard
17.30: Event over
Digital Youth in the Media City research project produces new, international and cross-scientific (media studies, sociology, youth studies and urban studies) knowledge on how digital technologies are present in urban lives of young generations. DiMe project is a collaboration between The University of Helsinki, University of Tampere, The Finnish Youth Studies Society, and St. Petersburg’s National Research University Higher School of Economics. The book is published by The Finnish Youth Studies Society and designed and actualized by Kaskas Media.
Writers: Johanna Sumiala, Leena Suurpää, Päivi Honkatukia, Heta Mulari, Arseniy Svynarenko, Malin Fransberg, Yana Krupets, Nadezhda Vasileva, Anastasia Sablina.
Editors: Johanna Sumiala, Annaliina Niitamo
Photographer: Patrik Rastenberger
Sound artist: Taina Riikonen
The event is in Finnish and English.
About the research project: HTTP://WWW.METROPROJECT.NET/
The book launch will be organised under the title ‘Bold Makers’. Foundation’s Bold Makers events offer grantees an opportunity to arrange events open to the public at the newly refurbished Lauttasaari Manor and to bring art and research to wider audiences.