Browsing through books: Huipputuloiset – Suomen rikkain promille by Anu Kantola & Hanna Kuusela (2019, Vastapaino)

Huipputuloiset - Suomen rikkain promille caused a turmoil before its publication, which is a magnificent achievement for a nonfiction book in Finnish. The book explores the wealthiest per mille of Finnish citizens. There is little we know about their views despite their influential position in the society. The book is as much about how they … Continue reading Browsing through books: Huipputuloiset – Suomen rikkain promille by Anu Kantola & Hanna Kuusela (2019, Vastapaino)

Transdisciplinarity, me and my anchors

It is the time of the year for our UWAS course 'Film, Work and Labour'. It is a University-wide Art Studies course we run for the second time with two of my colleagues. The approach is interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary or 'post-disciplinary' as the UWAS slogan states. UWAS courses can have a good mix of students … Continue reading Transdisciplinarity, me and my anchors

Open letter and petition: Europe, it’s time to end the growth dependency

Nine years ago I attended the first high profile degrowth seminar in Finland. While I was new to the topic, the argumentation made sense and I became increasingly involved with the degrowth movement that debates and advocates for giving up on our cultural and political dependency on economic growth. In September 2018, there was a historical … Continue reading Open letter and petition: Europe, it’s time to end the growth dependency

Browsing through books: ‘Doughnut economics – Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist’ by Kate Raworth

I had come across Kate Raworths' doughnut economics in a couple of instances, which for me is a sign to read a book in question. In addition, I had gathered that the book deals with the role and nature of economics, which in turn relate to my postdoc project on post-growth work. After all, the … Continue reading Browsing through books: ‘Doughnut economics – Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist’ by Kate Raworth

DIY video editing during the postdoc project

As you might know, I'm working on a sensory ethnography during 2017-2020 funded by Nessling Foundation and Kone Foundation. The focus is on post-growth work and I use video among other things. And let me tell you, using video requires learning a whole new set of skills. Despite some well meaning advice, I have insisted … Continue reading DIY video editing during the postdoc project