So I am currently participating in the Nordic Summer University conference – organized this year in the astoundingly beautiful Saulkrasti, near Riga, in Latvia. The place is a tiny and peaceful coastal town with stunning views of the Baltic Sea. This year’s gathering has around 170 participants from various countries around Europe and elsewhere, with … Continue reading The NSU Summer Gathering Proceedings
In “A Thousand Plateaus”, in a chapter entitled “Treatise on Nomadology: The War Machine”, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari utilize the model of the game Go to illustrate the dispositions of the “war machine” – an array of conflict that is “exterior to the state”. What might be the implications of this notion when it … Continue reading Extrastatecraft, the Game of Go and Digitalization as an Oxymoron
With the unique Slush 2016 tech event of last week now behind us here in Helsinki, Finland sets out to celebrate a hundred years of independence in 2017. … Independence day celebration being about history and looking back on our accomplishments, 100 is a very nice round figure for not only reflection on the past … Continue reading Happy Independence Day 2017 Finland!
What to do with abandoned, liminal spaces in cities? Should the city’s inhabitants be let to make use of them? And how to design a space where everyone feels welcome? These are some of the questions that I have been facing lately in conjunction with my university studies. … I have always been interested in … Continue reading Urban Explorations