Research

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Helsinki in Finland under the supervision of Dr. Sanna T Lehtinen and Prof. Mari Vaattovaara.

My research examines the production of contemporary landscapes through the smartphone social practices of making, sharing, and viewing images. The perception of these landscapes can be seen as co-constructed through these practices, as they have become embedded into the everyday through a state of perpetual connectivity. We no longer ‘go online’ and, therefore, our relationship with the smartphone, its camera and screen, is constantly shaping our perception of the world around us.

Keywords: urban, technology, smartphone, social media, photography, landscape

You can read my latest article here:
#kalasatama: Discursive Views of the Helsinki Landscape Through the Virtual Window in Philosophy of the City Journal, University of Groningen Press, Vol. 1 No. 1, October 2023.

You can also read about my research on my blog and watch some videos on my YouTube channel.

Conferences/Papers/Talks

Future

Presentation Title: Empathising with Views of the Landscape
Helsinki PhotoMedia, Aalto University
April 11th – 13th 2024

Past

Presentation Title: #kalasatama: Discursive Views of Helsinki Through the Virtual Window.
Scoping Sustainable Aesthetics – Rethinking Nature, Man-Made Environment.
Summer Congress of the International Institute of Applied Aesthetics.
June 12th – 14th 2023
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Presentation Title: Politics of Practice
Think Tank: On the History and Practice of Contemporary Photography in Ireland 1990-2022
PhotoIreland Festival 2022, PrintWorks, Dublin Castle, Ireland
July 29th 2022
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Artist Talk (David Flood and Jean Curran)
PhotoIreland Festival 2022, PrintWorks, Dublin Castle, Ireland
July 9th 2022
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Presentation Title: #kalasatama: Discursive views of the Helsinki skyline through the virtual window
Helsinki PhotoMedia, Aalto University
March 31st – April 2nd 2022
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Presentation Title: #kalasatama: Discursive views of Helsinki through the virtual window
Urbaria Academics, University of Helsinki.
3 November 2021

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Paper Title: ‘A Place Like All Others: Using Ethnography to Address Representation’.
Landskrona Foto, Sweden.
30 September – 1 October 2021

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Paper Title: ‘#kalasatama: Digital Visual Representations and the (Re)Making of Urban Publics’.
Royal Geographical Society annual conference – Imagined, imaginative, and imaginary geographies
Newcastle University, UK.
31 August – 3 September 2021

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Paper Title: ‘#kalasatama: Digital Visual Representations and the (Re)Making of Urban Publics’.
Philosophy of the City annual conference.
University of Twente, Netherlands.
17 May 2021

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Paper Title: ‘Coded Space: Digital Visual Representations and the (Re)Making of Urban Publics’.
Coordinates Conference VI:​ Art, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Everyday Life.
University of Presov, Slovakia.
11 – 13 November 2020

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Paper Title: ‘The Image of Urban Space in the Age of Financialisation’.
Intersections of finance and society.
City, University of London.
12 – 13 December 2019

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Paper Title: ‘Migrations of capital and the topographies of urban space’
Understanding Migration in Nordic and Baltic Countries.
Nordic Summer University, Nordic Culture Point, Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki, Finland.
March 10th – 12th 2019

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Paper Title: ‘A Place Like All Others – Picturing Global Capital in Urban Space’.
Radical Relevances Conference 2018.
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland.
April 25th – 27th 2018

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Paper Title: ‘A Place Like All Others – Picturing Global Capital in Urban Space’.
Helsinki PhotoMedia: Reconsidering the ‘Post-truth Condition’: Epistemologies of the photographic image.
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland.
March 26th – 28th 2018

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Paper Title: ‘The Irish Identity in Albert Kahn’s Photographic Archives’.
Helsinki University, Unioninkatu 38, Department of World Cultures.
20 May 2015

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Paper Title: ‘Photographic advertising in the neoliberal city’.
Media City: Spectacular/Ordinary/Contested.
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24.
15-17 May 2013

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Paper Title: ‘The Ideology of Corporate Photography’.
Helsinki PhotoMedia: Images in Circulation.
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
March 28th – 30th 2012