01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021This project is aimed at promoting cross-border investments between Russian Karelia and border regions of Eastern Finland by means of setting up a single entry point for investors (which we call “Investment Navigator”).
01.09.2016 - 31.08.2020Reviving Subversive Narratives of B/Order, and Other
This project is on-going ethnographic research of migrants in North Karelia. Since the beginning of the 2000s, I have been carrying on my research among Russian migrants from the everyday ethnographic perspective, in the border areas of North Karelia. The theoretical framework of the project lies...
Research on the everyday bordering practices that exclude asylum seekers and refugees, and the activities of de-bordering.
finished. 01.06.2016 - 26.02.2021This project studied the Karelian people living in both sides of the border between Finland and Russia. A book 'Karjalankieliset rajalla' was published in 2021.
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021This project seeks to promote internationalization of kantele music and foster closer cooperation between Finnish and Russian kantele players. The project’s lead partner is the Ensemble “Kantele” from Petrozavodsk. Two other partners are the Runosong Academy (Kuhmo) and the National Art School (P...
Visiting Researcher , Karelian Institute
01.11.2018 - 31.01.2021Target groups are:
• MA students of Economics and continuing education students from North Karelia;
• aspiring social entrepreneurs and business owners from Oulu region and the Republics of Karelia (predominantly of Russian descend);
• district administrations officials from ...