Ugly objects

On midsummer, it will be exactly 26 years ago that my mother died. After her death, many of her things remained with my father until he died 10 years ago. Then my siblings and I had to go through the various items that had once belonged to them individually, to them as a couple, and

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Moving with things that matter

I am moving house soon. Me and my spouse have decided to move to another town when it became obvious that we both can work remotely. Even if we don’t know the actual date yet, or haven’t started packing, the very idea of moving has made us think about the material items we possess in

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Esineisiin kietoutuvia ajatuksia dokumenttielokuvassa Neiti Aika

Katsoin viime joulun aikaan Yle Areenasta Elina Talvensaaren dokumenttielokuvan Neiti Aika (Elokuvayhtiö Aamu Oy, 2019). Pidin sitä varsin vaikuttavana, joten katsoin sen vielä myöhemmin uudelleen ja päätin kirjoittaa sen teemasta tähän blogiin. Elokuva osui nimittäin suoraan moniin SENSOMEMOn tutkimusteemoihin ja siihen, miksi pidämme esineitä kiinnostavina tutkimuskohteina. Neiti Aika käsittelee Talvensaaren ja tämän puolison ostaman asunnon

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Objects of Memory as Keys to Family History

It is my pleasure to welcome you to SENSOMEMO’s blog. The purpose of this blog is to introduce the different parts of the SENSOMEMO project and illuminate some examples of meaningful objects and autobiographical materiality that we have discovered through our work. In SENSOMEMO, we have developed a method that we call bookshelf ethnography. The

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