The Living Suomenlinna Project

Pauliina Latvala-Harvilahti

University of Turku:

The Living Suomenlinna (Elävä Suomenlinna) project aims at developing a longitudinal ethnographic study from the viewpoints of cultural heritage studies and landscape studies. The team’s research interests include historical narratives, stories of buildings, landscapes, memory sites and underwater heritage, narratives and memories of the 1918 civil war, as well as the oral history of the oldest operational dry dock in Europe.

Although the research focuses on the last 25 years after the UNESCO nomination, the themes of narration will touch upon the history of Suomenlinna (Viapori) and more generally, the different layers of memories in archipelago communities and marine environments. For more information: https://elavasuomenlinna.wordpress.com/ (mainly in Finnish)