Jonna Tolonen – a streetwalker and a street researcher
As a street researcher, my focus is on the relationship of street and society. What happens in the society is often first visible in the streets. Most of my research is based on ethnographic work. Therefore, I walk photographing streets, and recording sounds. My research history goes from investigating graffiti as a part of Spanish 15-M movement to political street art. At the moment, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lapland in the Faculty of Arts and Design investigating gentrification processes in Spanish cities.
Contact me for lecturing or teaching or writing. I have written and talked (both in Finnish and in English) about gentrification, embodied methodologies but also about how street art can be used as a communication tool in city neighbourhood activism.