My work “Notions of the City; Notes on a Place” consists of observations and thoughts about the city seen through the eyes of one protagonist—me.
I try to question and challenge my ways of seeing and experiencing my immediate surroundings, particularly the city I live in, Helsinki.
I want to break everyday patterns to avoid the obvious route from one place to another. To pay attention and give weight to the seemingly meaningless. To see what I have missed in the past. To wonder at the behaviour of my fellow citizens—as well as my own, sometimes unconscious, actions.
My aim is to take hold of my surroundings: to step out and truly see instead of merely looking.