Project participants

Elen Kristina Utsi
Saemien Sijte, Norway

Elen-Kristiina Utsi is a Project Coordinator for the project “Mojhtesh, vaajesh” in Saemien Sijte. Elen is from Voengelh Njaarke, south in Nordland and north in Trøndelag, Norway and the river valley Piteälvdal in Sweden. Elen has two certificates of apprenticeship in vætnoe (Sámi craft), soft vætnoe and hard vætnoe, and she has studied leadership in University of Tromsø (UiT). She also works in the family business with reindeer husbandry, slaughterhouse operations and vætnoe, and studies at UiT.

Eeva-Kristiina Harlin
Sámi Museum Siida, Finland

Eeva-Kristiina Harlin has her background in archaeology, osteoarchaeology and Sámi studies. She is specialiced in Sámi collections in European and Nordic museums and repatriation politics related to the tangible heritage of the Sámi. She has published several articles on the repatriation policies of the Sámi. She is also a PhD-reseacher in Giellagas Institute for Sámi studies at the University of Oulu.

Sunna Kuoljok
Ájtte Mountain and Sámi Museum, Sweden

Sunna Kuoljok is the Project Coordinator for the project “Mujto, subttsasa” at Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum. She is an ethnologist and a curator at the section for archives and collections at the museum.

Minna Lehtola
Sámi Museum Siida, Finland

Minna Lehtola works as a project secretary in the project “Muštoh muštâlusah“. Lehtola has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Management and she is responsible for the content production and financial tasks of the project. 

Joo Chan Kim
Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden

Joo Chan Kim is a doctoral student focusing on researching multimodal interaction techniques for AR and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, which allow the user to interact with a system by using multiple modalities. His contribution in the project is to participate in research on available technologies, especially Augmented Reality (AR), that are usable in the project, and in technical design and development of the pilots, and in evaluation of the pilot technologies.

Mari Suoheimo
University of Lapland, Finland

Mari Suoheimo is working as postdoctoral service design researcher in the project. She will participate in the process of ideating the pilots from the design perspective; she will also contribute to collaborative workshops to bodystorm the pilots further. She also coordinates the project as concerns the University of Lapland.

Henrique Souza Rossi
Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden

Henrique Souza Rossi has experience in the development of games and virtual reality applications applied for entertainment and medical treatment. He will do research on available technologies specially the latest concerning VR, and he will participate in the programming, the code design and evaluation of the pilot technologies.

Siiri Paananen
University of Lapland, Finland

Siiri Paananen is currently doing research on the use of Mixed Reality in Cultural Heritage at the University of Lapland’s Faculty of Arts and Design. She has a solid background in game research and experience in creating 3D and 2D art for games and using game engines.

Karan Mitra
Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden

Karan Mitra is an Assistant Professor at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He received his Dual-badge Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia and Luleå University of Technology in 2013. He received his MIT (MT) and a PGradDipDigComm from Monash University in 2008 and 2006, respectively. His research interests include quality of experience modelling and prediction, context-aware computing, cloud computing and mobile and pervasive computing systems. From January 2012 to December 2013 he worked as a researcher at CSIRO, Canberra, Australia. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.

Matilda Kalving
University of Lapland, Finland

Matilda Kalving works as a research assistant at the University of Lapland’s Faculty of Art and Design. Before starting her industrial design studies at the University of Lapland she worked with television and theatrical licensing and graphic design. In this project, she works on user centric design, usability testing, and pilots.

Steering group

Sari Valkonen
Museum Director
Sámi Museum Siida, Finland

Elisabeth Pirak-Kuoljok
Museum Director

Ájtte Mountain and Sámi Museum, Sweden

Birgitta Fossum
Museum Director

Saemien Sijte, Norway

Eeva-Kristiina Harlin
Project Manager
Sámi Museum Siida, Finland

Jonna Häkkilä
Professor of Industrial Design

University of Lapland, Finland

Christer Åhlund 
Professor of Computer Science
Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi
Chair of Cultural Committee

Sámi Parliament

Pirjo Seurujärvi
National Park Superintendent 
Metsähallitus