My first book, Ageing with Smartphones in Japan; care in a visual digital age, will be out in August 2024, published by UCL Press. It provides a critical overview of how experiences of later life are changing in Japan in the context of an ageing society, internal migration, and the uptake of the smartphone.
My new project, ‘Feeling at Home in a Digital World’, is currently in the fieldwork stage. The aim is to understand how the interaction of digital and physical spaces impacts on conceptions of home, in particular on how older adults craft spaces of wellbeing. I am conducting fieldwork in various sites in Finland, including Lapinlahden Lähde, an old psychiatric hospital which has been turned into a cultural centre for wellbeing in Helsinki.