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Digital book is published by DiMe project

The research project «Digital Youth and Media City», supported by the Kone Foundation, has been recently presented the digital book «Youth in the Media City – Belonging and Control on the Move». The presentation took place in Helsinki, 26 January.


It is a pleasure to announce the digital book «Youth in the Media City – Belonging and Control on the Move» is now out. Published by the research project DiMe, the book presents results of a three-year academic journey, supported by Kone Foundation.

 

The research project is aimed at understanding young people’s mundane engagements in today’s digital media cities, particularly with regard to the shaping and reshaping of urban youth cultures. 

 

During the project research team dove into the daily life of sticker artists from St. Petersburg, subcultural circus and graffiti artists in Helsinki as well as Pokemon Go players community in both cities. Also, researchers found themselves exploring young people’s everyday metro experiences.

 

The book presents a collection of essays combined within not just a book, but «a multisensory piece where you as a reader are able to explore essays on youth subcultural phenomena in Helsinki and St. Petersburg, get acquainted with urban phenomena, enjoy visuals in the form of photographs and listen to urban soundscapes».

 

The pop-science language and digital format were chosen by the research group, not by accident. It is said to be important to communicate research results with a broader public, not only the research community:

 

«It was important for us to hear the voice of the youth, to know how they fight for their right for the city. But what was more important is the fact that we bring the result back to the youth», – said Anastasia Sablina, CYS researcher. 

About the DiMe:

Many thanks to colleagues: Johanna Sumiala, Leena Suurpää, Päivi Honkatukia, Rita Kuleva, Annaliina Niitamo, Malin Fransberg, Heta Mulari, Arseniy Svynarenko, Patrik Rastenberger, Taina RiikonenWe also thank the University of Helsinki, the University of Tampere, Finnish Youth Research Society and Finnish Research Network for supportWe express deep appreciation to the Kone Foundation for effective cooperation, supporting the DiMe project, and the book presentation. 

 

Explore the results of the research project here:

www.youth-in-the-media-city.org/ 

 

Visit project’s website and social media: 

www.metroproject.net/ 

www.facebook.com/DigitalYouthHelsinki/

www.instagram.com/metroprojecthelsinki/