Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Koskinen-Koivisto, Eerika
Organisation University of Jyväskylä
Project title
Sensory and Material Memories: Exploring Autobiographical Materiality (SENSOMEMO)
Decision No. 334247
Decision date 28.05.2020
Funding period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Funding 479 930
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Project description
This project explores stories and meanings connected to personal objects through the concept of autobiographical materiality which relates to biographical thing-body assemblages. Our emphasis is on sensory and material memories and on the ways in which material objects and embodied meanings are reinforce identity and feeling of home. We scrutinize personally meaningful objects and experiences related to them in the context of life histories of people who have relocated and reorganized their lives for different reasons. Our research applies ethnographic methodology and seeks to develop a new approach to the materiality of everyday life from the perspective of personal memory.