ENCATC Members Talk - Cultural Heritage and Digital Transformation


Susanne Ådahl

Researcher, Reinherit project, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Susanne Ådahl holds a PhD in Social Anthropology with a specialisation in Medical Anthropology from the University of Helsinki. She has conducted research on technology and health, social suffering and uncanny experiences with a regional focus on Finland. Her primary areas of expertise are in practice theory, gift theory, phenomenology and science and technology studies. She has also received training in Design Management at the University of Lapland and has been engaged in service design initiatives in the third sector and a museum environment. Her particular areas of interest lie in applying ethnographic thinking to user experiences and audience engagement in museums, as well as delving into the connection between wellbeing and cultural heritage. Additional areas of interest in the field of cultural heritage management are in community involvement and living intangible cultural heritage. In the ReInherit project she conducts primary research on cultural heritage professionals.