After years of very interesting work at the biggest public space consulting company in the country, and more years as an independent artist before that, I took the step of opening my own office at the beginning of 2016. I will continue my work in the field of urban planning and design, specializing in using the knowhow of contemporary artists in tackling the problems of this interesting multidisciplinary field. You can read more about me and my work in the about and works and projects sections of this site, and contact me at maija(^_^) for any questions or ideas for collaboration. I am very excited about opening this new chapter.

Now this is not a home decoration blog, but arguably one of the best things about opening your own office is that you get to choose the art on display there. The idea is to showcase works by different artists, and the first works on display are the beautiful, enchanting photos by the talented contemporary photographer Karoliina Paappa. You're welcome to visit both to see her works, and to discuss the field of urban planning and public art and possibilities for collaboration. You'll find me on the top floor of the house number 19B, along the pedestrian part of Kuninkaankatu Street in Tampere, Finland - see below for a map.

Wishing you a great 2016!