Written by Mihaela Enache Mihaela has worked in the education field for more than three decades, as a teacher in the early childhood and primary sectors, as well as a lecturer and a professional learning facilitator. At present, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland. Having immigrated to New Zealand in 2001, she found a passion in culture and diversity studies, teacher identity and volunteer work in the community. She is actively involved with the Romanian community…
Children, during the Cold War asked their governments to make peace in light of an immanent Nuclear War. Today children protest around the world to urge leaders to take action on the unfolding Climate Crisis.
In September and October 2019, our memory workshops ran across 4 sites - Berlin, Riga, Helsinki and Mexico City. We were excited to meet participants in person after getting to know everyone a little bit through online workshops and our online workspace on Slack. Alongside generating memory stories through sharing, discussion and writing, we also incorporated site-specific arts-based experiments and visits to exhibitions and theater. We decided to use collective biography (Davies and Gannon, 2006) as a methodology to produce…
Inaugural course on ‘Socialist Childhood and Schooling’ linked to Recollect / Reconnect project in Tampere University, Finland, Feb-Apr 2020.
Just received a grant award of 60.0000 Euro from KONE Foundation under their special funding call ‘Environmentally responsible encounters’. This is to extend our commitment to low carbon research activities with a carbon low conference at the end of our project in 2021.
Fall of 2019 memory workshops on childhoods in three locations in Europe (Berlin, Riga, and Helsinki) and in Latin America (Mexico City).
Interview with Iveta and Nelli about the memories of childhoods in socialist societies research.
"From Marie Antoinette to JoJo Siwa, Hair Bows Have a Surprisingly Meaningful History" by Anna Purna Kambhampaty
Check out an article in Finnish by Tiina Lankinen on our ongoing project Re-Connect / Re-Collect: Crossing the Divides through Memories of Cold War Childhoods.
Check out a piece we wrote on Alusta! - an e-publication by The Faculty of Social Sciences at Tampere University.