Mirja Hämäläinen, Researcher

Mirja is a research and developer working in the Democracy and Capabilities -theme area in Demos Helsinki. She likes to learn about abstract things through concrete doing. Mirja enjoys working with people and helping them build the best possible world they can imagine. Mirja is doing this – big time – in the Safari youth project where teenagers are solving wicked problems with partners.

Future of work and livelihoods are Mirja’s big interests and she working on various project exploring these themes. She is also interested in consumer choices, modern identities and the relation of the two. Before Demos Helsinki, Mirja was one of the founders of Avanto Helsinki which what was acquired by Demos Effect in 2015. She has also worked as a journalist.