everyday life

Studying the everyday – and many, many metro coffees

From the beginning of our research project, us field researchers met monthly to discuss current research issues. What is special about our meetings is, that we never go to the same place twice. In fact, we have met at each and every metro station in Helsinki, one after another for “metro coffees”. This blog text discusses questions of researching the everyday and illustrates our metro coffee meetings as being in the field, part of the lived urban space. We also share our first observations of the western metro extension (hereafter “länsimetro”).  [...]