Book publication: Youth in the Media City

Lauttasaari Manor (Otavantie 10, Kone Foundation)

Digital Youth in the Media City research project publishes the digital book “Youth in the Media City – Belonging and Control on the Move”. The digital book gives a street level view into urban youth subcultures in Helsinki and Saint Petersburg. The digital book is a collection of the project’s researchers’ essays on their research: fieldwork in the metro, encounters in an urban circus, active player communities of Pokémon Go, the redefinition of the city by sticker artists and debating gender in graffiti subculture. The publication is an experimental way of bringing research topics to a broader audience through popular writing and art. Photographer Patrik Rastenberger’s photos visualize the research phenomena and sound art by artist Taina Riikonen take the reader into underground soundscapes.

Writers: Johanna Sumiala, Leena Suurpää, Päivi Honkatukia, Malin Fransberg, Yana Krupets, Heta Mulari, Anastasia Sablina, Arseniy Svynarenko, Nadezhda Vasileva

Editors: Johanna Sumiala, Annaliina Niitamo

Photographer: Patrik Rastenberger

Sound artist: Taina Riikonen


The event is in Finnish and English.

More information

Digital Youth in the Media City research project produces new, international and cross-scientific (media studies, sociology, youth studies and urban studies) knowledge on how digital technologies are present in urban lives of young generations. DiMe project is a collaboration between The University of Helsinki, University of Tampere, The Finnish Youth Research Society, and St. Petersburg's National Research University Higher School of Economics. The book is published by The Finnish Youth Research Society and designed and actualized by Kaskas Media.