I’m a geographer specialised in postcapitalist theory and practice. I work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Kone Foundation funded project “Post-ownership as an interpretation and experience of economic change” (09/2022-08/2025). My work centers on methods for sensing and making economies ‘otherwise’, and it builds upon feminist economic geographies, critical social and spatial theory, and participatory action methods.
I defended my PhD at the University of Oulu’s Geography Research Unit in the Spring 2021. My thesis For Postcapitalist Studies: Inheriting Futures of Space and Economy brings together the thought of feminist economic geographers J.K. Gibson-Graham and deconstructive philosopher Jacques Derrida to think through what we inherit in imagining and practicing postcapitalist futures. A central goal was to develop the self-critical capacities of postcapitalist thinking.
Presently (Autumn 2022), I work on developing postcapitalist cartographic methods, on theorizing translation as a postcapitalist site, and on grasping the abundant archives of organizing spaces and economies in ways other than through private ownership. I warmly welcome any and all collaborations on these themes.
I work as part of the Community Economies Research Network and as a member of the Community Economies Institute. I’m also member of the editorial committee of Tiede & edistys, a Finnish journal of critical social studies.
PostcapitalismAlhojärvi, Tuomo; Lyne, Isaac; Placino, Pryor; McKinnon, Katharine; The Community Economies Collective. Teoksessa: Clarke, Matthew; Zhao, Xinyu (Andy)(toim.) , 2023. Elgar Encyclopedia of Development. s. 483–488. Edward Elgar
Yltäkylläisen tulevaisuuden kartastoAlhojärvi, Tuomo. 2023. Terra: maantieteellinen aikakauskirja. 135: 52–54
Käännös kapitalismin jäljissäAlhojärvi, Tuomo; Tuomikoski, Anna. 2022. Tiede ja edistys. 47: 243-250