Jenni Hakovirta

MSc in Architecture
PhD Researcher in Oulu School of Architecture.
Indigenous Architecture & Saami Architecture

Oulu School of Architecture
Faculty of Technology

PhD researcher and architect Jenni Hakovirta is focusing on defining Saami architecture and practices through Indigenous methods. Her research brings into people’s consciousness the relationships between architecture, society, and history in Saami communities as well as the power relations within the built environment. Hakovirta aims to widen the perspective on Arctic built environment and she focuses on user agency as part of participatory processes in architecture. 

Research interests

  • Indigenous Architecture
  • Saami Architecture
  • Placemaking
  • Place-based strategies
  • Agency

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