I am originally an art teacher, but presently studying agriculture and horses in order to take a new course in life. Previously I worked as a lecturer and a senior researcher in Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland, where I also did both my master’s degree (1989) and my doctoral degree (2005) in the area of (visual) art education.
I was born in Joensuu, Finland 1960, but my family moved from there to Helsinki in 1964, and from there to its border neighbour town Vantaa in 1973, where I have lived ever since with only two short exceptions. As can hopefully be deduced from these pages, despite being a seemingly steady urban person by work and living arrangements, I am strongly drawn to the rural, the nature, and the wilderness, and also very happy to (ad)venture outside the borders of my home town and my country.
With these pages I aim to advance my studies and share my research in the areas of art education, gender, visual culture, ethnographic methodology, as well as my hobbies and artwork. Because web pages can easily be updated and their contents changed, they offer a great way of working with and developing ideas, texts, and projects as you go, keeping them alive so to say, and this is what I want to exploit.
Below are links to these gradually but constantly evolving contents, but they can also be entered through the menus at the top of all pages and on the left column in most page views.