NODUS TALKS Mediating Vacant Spaces
Hella Hernberg is an architect and researcher at NODUS, whose upcoming doctoral thesis investigates the roles of mediators in the temporary use of vacant spaces in Finland and Europe, partly based on practice-based research of her own work. In this talk, she will share key findings from her research, discussing how mediators broker between actors, negotiate structural conditions and build capabilities for temporary use.
Elina Alatalo is an architect and activist doing her PhD in environmental policy as part of the Insurgent spatial practices collective at Tampere University. She will share her experience on mediating co-creation with a high level of self-organization in the case of building a public sauna to a former industrial site in Hiedanranta, Tampere.