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My strong interest in overlapping processes of economic and social transition and transformation have lead me to many places where people have experienced such turmoil recently - and are in fact still experiencing it. The former and current socialist world, so to speak, plays a central role in my professional and academic activities. At the same time, the strong feeling of hanging-in-the-balance which may be encountered for example in Russia, Central Asia, the Balkans, Mongolia, Caucasia and Eastern Europe keeps fascinating me. The collection with the crude, inaccurate title "sovietpunk" is one result of this relationship which keeps on growing.


On the other hand, the sheer beauty of rugged places found in the northern hemisphere has meant a lot to me since my early childhood memories of the Finnish woods and the Swiss alps and is in itself a reason to keep on carrying a lense.



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