Staging Sámi in the City

Joonas Vola (Photographer), Tanja Leena Joona (Producer)

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction


The presented photographic illustrations are artistic interpretations of Sámihood in urban space. ”Staging Sámi in the City” is not an ethnographic study but a collection of staged situation as an effort to communicate scientific discourses with pictorial narratives, to negotiate the iconic and sometimes stereotypical representations of indigeneity with the changing live dynamics of people’s daily lives in the urbanizing world. The exhibition is conducted as part of the NUORGÁV: An urban future for Sápmi? The influence of Sámi youth organizing and political networking on the Sámi policies of Nordic cities – project (2014 -2017), funded by the Research Council of Norway. Original idea and production by Tanja Joona, art by Joonas Vola and printing by Mainostaso Oy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGalleria Kopio, F-talo 1krs, Yliopistonkatu 8, Rovaniemi
PublisherLapin yliopisto taiteiden tiedekunta
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2018
MoEC publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventStaging Sámi in the City - Galleria Kopio, Lapin yliopisto, taiteiden tiedekunta, Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 23 Oct 201829 Nov 2018

Field of science

  • Political science


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