The language and practice of change is encoded in the narrative of modernization. The growing body of technocratic experts, town planners, architects, social scientists, utilizing tools such as community interviews, statistics, guidebooks, and visualization of sociological knowledge, were the fuel and the essence of modernization.
The project analyses the mediating mechanisms through which expert knowledge was used to manage urban and rural change and the experience of modernity in Finland from the early-twentieth century until the 1950s. Moreover, the project examines how these efforts were contested by other experts and laymen.
Source of the pictures on these pages: Rakennustaito -journal.