This week we were delighted to welcome a new researcher into our Archive. Kalle Kuikkaniemi is originally from Finland and has been living in the Netherlands for several years.
Kalle is a photographer, studying at AKV|St. Joost. He found us while he was searching for inspiration for his graduate project.
Currently at the background research stage, Kalle is interested in exploring the feeling of disconnectedness as an expat. Our archivist showed him some material from our collection and our library of expat-related literature.
Kalle has a portfolio website showing examples of his past work, including documentary and dance photography. We look forward to seeing the results of his expat project.
The Expatriate Archive Centre collects the life stories of expatriates and repatriates and their families. The collection could be of interest to researchers, including historians and social scientists as well as individuals looking into the expatriate life of their own families. If you are interested in carrying out research at our archive, please contact us.