LUMODI puts together and harmonises different competences: human geography, psychology, and information architecture. To do so, it establishes an active cooperation with the teams of the Department of Geography and Geology, Division of Geography, of the University of Turku, professionals with extensive experience in immigrants and refugees’ mental health and nature connection, and Architecta (“Italian Society for Information Architecture”).
The project is also in cooperation with the City of Turku/Coordination of Immigration; the City of Turku Recreation Division/Cultural Services, Sports Activity Services; and the City of Turku Recreation Division/Museum Centre of Turku.
The project is funded by the City of Turku, and is part of the Urban Research Programme.
Who we are
Hanna Heino is a PostDoc Researcher at the University of Turku, Department of Geography and Geology, and Assistant Professor at the University of Vaasa. Her Ph.D. research focused on creation and utilisation of future oriented knowledge in the context of urbanizing society. She is interested in nature connection of urban population and the benefits of nature connection to the wellbeing. She enjoys outdoors activities and just walking in the forest.
Antti Klemettilä is a psychologist and an expert in cultural and environmental psychology. He has been involved in several different research and development projects that have promoted the mental health of immigrants, especially those with a refugee background. Nature has always been close to his heart and therefore a logical instrument in promoting better health. For example, Antti has organized nature group activities in reception centers all over Finland and facilitated access to nearby nature for thousands of asylum seekers. In addition to therapeutic work, he frequently trains social and health professionals on diversity and cross-cultural issues. He is currently on various steering groups in Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and he is the chairperson of the Finnish Psychological Association’s Cross-Cultural Psychology Task Force.
Dr. Miriam Tedeschi is currently a PostDoc researcher at the Department of Geography and Geology, Division of Geography, and at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku. She holds a PhD in Regional Planning and Public Policies (IUAV University, Venice) and has been a visiting researcher at the Law and Theory Lab, University of Westminster, London. She has extensive experience in conducting ethnographic research in remote and segregated areas, and with immigrants; extensive experience in managing ICT projects for local governments; multi-disciplinary approach based on various areas of study such as ethnography, critical urban theory, public policies, migration studies, and information ethics.
Dr. Andrea Resmini is an architect, a teacher, a researcher. A senior lecturer at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden, Andrea is the author of “Pervasive Information Architecture – Designing Cross-channel User Experiences” and the editor of “Reframing Information Architecture”. A two-time past president of the Information Architecture Institute, he is a co-founder of the Journal of Information Architecture, of the Italian Society for Information Architecture, and of the World IA Day global conference network.
Jussi S. Jauhiainen
Dr. Jussi S. Jauhiainen is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Turku (Finland) and Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu (Estonia). His main research fields are urban and regional development and policies, knowledge creation and innovation processes as well as asylum-related migrants and journeys.