Annaliina Niitamo is conducting her doctoral research at the University of Helsinki, political sciences. She is researching current communication phenomena and the public’s participation in city planning. In her ongoing research she is looking into eastern Helsinki young adults and their observations on everyday-life during daily strolls during the corona spring. Niitamo is currently outlining how everyday walking could act as an effective form for city criticism. She is dreaming of a society where participation in local democracy would be as easy as using a webshop. She’s conducted material by foot from Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Paris for her upcoming non-fiction novel on walking.