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Journalist Kati Pietarinen, photographer Heidi Piiroinen and journalist, author Kimmo Oksanen will give lectures on September 6th in London.

Funding bodies seem willing to see projects that merge research, arts and journalism. Kati Pietarinen worked as a journalist in the Stopped-project (University of Helsinki, 2015–2018) that studied ethnic profiling in Finland for the first time. The research group consisted of researchers, journalists, a photographer, a comic artist and a multimedia specialist. Pietarinen will discuss how the multi-professional collaboration worked.

Heidi Piiroinen and Kimmo Oksanen followed Romanian Mihaela Stoica and her family’s everyday life for ten years around Europe. The story began in 2007, when Stoica arrived in Finland to earn her living in the streets by begging. Stoica’s story was published in February 2018 in the book ”Ohikuljetut – erään kerjäläisperheen tarina”. The photographs were also exhibited last spring at the Finnish Museum of Photography.

Free entry. The lectures are part of the Roma and Jews in Nordic Countries -seminar.

Location: University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)
Room: 431
Time: 6th of September 2018 at 16:00-17:30
Address: 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
See map: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/ssees-building


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