20072020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

The current phase of my research project “Cultural Technologies of Self-Transformation” (2016–2019, funded by the Kone Foundation) studies the transformation of identities during a six-week community theater project for young adults. The participants of the theater project are first taught techniques and principles of art-making by professional artists, and finally they appear on stage in a co-scripted performance. Using ethnographic data and methods and drawing theoretically from anthropology, semiotics, and linguistics, the study clarifies how the participants step into new roles (e.g., those of artist and performer) and adopt the skills, techniques, values, attitudes, registers, and epistemologies associated with those roles. The fundamental questions that the study aims to address include 1) role socialization and transmission of culture in social interaction, 2) the self-transformative capacities of individuals, and 3) the organization of such reflective and experimentative modes of culture as “art” as well as the “fictive” forms of personhood they can give rise to.

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Semiotic Anthropology
  • Discourse Studies

Publications

  • 10 Article
  • 1 Anthology or special issue
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Becoming Artists: Collective Reflection of Personal Experience in Community Theater

Visakko, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Signs and society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Looking at the Self in Society: Professional Perception and Midgroundable Roles in Community Theater

Visakko, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Signs and society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Eksistentiaalinen rationaalisuus ja moniäänisyyden hallinta yritysten verkkosivujen visio-, missio- ja strategiateksteissä

Visakko, T., 2019, In : Puhe ja Kieli. 39, 1, p. 23–43 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

SKY Journal of Linguistics, vol. 32

Isosävi, J. (ed.), Kamunen, A. (ed.), Mäkilähde, A. (ed.), Palviainen, S. (ed.) & Visakko, T. (ed.), 2019, Helsinki: Suomen kielitieteellinen yhdistys. 202 p. (SKY Journal of Linguistics; vol. 32)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects

Taide työnä ja työvälineenä

Raevaara, L., Savijärvi, M., Arminen, I., Izarra, E., Sirviö, S., Visakko, T. & Ihalainen, L.

01/01/201531/12/2017

Project: Research project

The Happiness Project - Onnellisuusprojekti

Visapää, L., Voutilainen, E., Herlin, I., Visakko, T., De Paola, J. & Vilkkumaa, M.

31/10/201431/12/2015

Project: Research project

Prizes

Activities

  • 12 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Public Talks
  • 1 Types for other activities - Other

XLV Kielitieteen päivät 2018

Tomi Visakko (Attendee)
8 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

URB Kesäduuni 2011-2017 -keskustelutilaisuus

Tomi Visakko (Speaker)
9 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Yale University

Tomi Visakko (Visiting researcher)
22 Sep 201627 Sep 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Registers of Communication

Tomi Visakko (Speaker: Presenter)
19 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Language, meaning and society (LMS) workshop

Tomi Visakko (Speaker: Presenter)
13 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Ylen aikaisen iltapäivä: studiovieras

Tomi Visakko

07/09/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Aristoteleen kantapää: Aprillia!

Tomi Visakko

01/04/2011

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media