Utopian research visit at NAHA Archives
Research visit on Norwegian utopian communities in St. Olaf College Norwegian-American Historical Association Archives, Northfield, MN. July 31-August 1.
Presentation about Finnish Utopians in Americas at Finnfest2023
Presentation “Finnish Utopian Communities in Americas” at Finnfest2023, Duluth, MN. July 28.
“Towards a Better World Exhibit” at FinnFest2023
Participation at the FinnFest2023, and displaying for first time the 3 posters Roll-Up version of “Towards a Better World Exhibit”, Duluth, MN, July 26-30, 2023.
Utopian research tour in Midwest USA
Research visits on utopias and cooperatives in Illinois and Minnesota at Swedish and Norwegian utopian community museums, and at Finnish and Scandinavian archives on July, 20-25.
Nordic Utopian Communities at Utopian conference in Cluj
Presentation “Nordic Utopian Communities Since 1700’s” and the inaugural opening of the first part of the Exhibit “Towards A Better World”
New Towards a Better World Exhibit
The new “Towards A Better World” Exhibit is in progress. It will replace the 1985 exhibit that was on display in 40 cities in nine countries during 1984–2004. The new exhibit will include also Scandinavian Utopian communities in addition to the Finnish Utopian Communities. The new exhibit will be available both as Roll-Ups and On-Line versions. The first Roll-Up part giving background and a short overview will be displayed at the Cluj-Napoca Utopian conference in Romania on 3-7 July.
Fukushima evacuees’ situation
“Fukushiman säteilypilvi varjostaa yhä evakoiden elämää” (The radiation cloud of Fukushima still shadows the lives of evacuees). Tiedetoimittaja nr 2.2023.
Press tour to Japan March 2023
Visits and interviews in Tokyo, Fukushima, Hokkaido, Nagoya area, Nagasaki, Naha (March 12-26). Organizing help by FPCI, Y. Koide & K. Hattori. Financial part-support by Sasakawa Fnd.
New utopian article
Peltoniemi, Teuvo: Towards a Better World - Nordic and Finnish Utopian Communities. Pp. 93-100 in: Pro, Juan & Di Minicoa, Elisabetta (eds.): Comunidades intencionales - utopías concretas en la historia. UAM Ediciones, Madrid 2022.
New website under construction
This new website is currently under construction, so some content might be still missing or not situated at proper places.
Nordic utopian communities
Presentation (in Finnish) “Suomalaisten ja skandinaavien utopiayhteisöt”. Stadin työväenkirjallisuuspäivät, Helsinki, 25-26.11.2022.
Amurland Strelok utopian community & Captain Höök
Presentation event: (in Finnish) “Amurinmaan suomalaiset ihanneyhteisöt” and Kapteeni Höök video. SVS-Association, Albatros Center, Helsinki. Nov 24, 2022.
Nuclear waste handling in the Netherlands
Article (in Finnish) ”Ydinvoimaa ja ydinjätettä Hollannissa” (Nuclear power and nuclear waste in the Netherlands). Tiedetoimittaja 3/2022.
Nordic utopians at SUS Conference
Presentation “Finnish and Scandinavian Utopian communities”. The 45th SUS Conference. Charleston, S.C. USA, 9-13.11.2022.
Science adviser for Utopian podcast
Background information 1.11.2022 to the podcast “Tervetuloa, tervemenoa”. Siirtolaisuusinstituutti 11.11.2022.
Organizing Presstek Tour to Sun Coast, Spain
Organized the Presstek Press Tour to Sun Coast, Spain on 24-28 October 2022. 13 Finnish journalists participated in 15 study visits and meetings.
Utopian presentation at AEMI conference
Presentation “Towards a better world - The Scandinavian Utopian Communities from 1700s until 1900s” at the AEMI conference in Fafe, Portugal 18.9.-1.10.2022.
Presentation about Finnish utopian communities, Porvoo library
Presentation (in Finnish) “Suomalaisia utopiayhteisöjä kuudella mantereella” and Höök-video screening, Porvoon kirjasto 16.5.2022.
Finnish utopian communities, Kuopio & Iisalmi
On-line presentation (in Finnish) “Suomalaisia utopiayhteisöjä kuudella mantereella” & Captain Höök video, Kuopion ja Iisalmen kirjastot 15.3.2022.
Finnish utopian communities, Fuengirola, Spain
Presentation event about the ”Suomalaisten utopiasiirtolaisuus & kapteeni Höök-video. Kulttuuriklubi Kaleva, Kukko-ravintola, Fuengirola, Espanja 30.1.2022.
Eco communities in Andalusia, Spain
Article (in Finnish) “Andalusia on Espanjan ekoyhteisöjen keskus”, SES-lehti, Helsinki 15.1.2022.
Maggie Walz - Early American Finnish Suffragette
Article (in Finnish) about “Maggie Walz - Early American Finnish Suffragette”. Tiedetoimittaja, nr. 4/2021.
Finnish Utopias, Culture Maraton, Espoo
Presentation (in Finnish with Russian interpretation) about “suomalainen utopiasiirtolaisuus Amurinmaalla” & “Kapteeni Höök video, Kulttuurimaraton. Espoon kirjasto 11.12.2021.
Tamagotchi 25 years, Wired magazine
Interview of Mr Peltoniemi by Andersen Skov, Sebastian: “Tamagotchi’s 25th anniversary - Tamagotchi was tiny, but its impact was huge”, Wired, 23.11.2021.
Finnish Utopians, International conference, Madrid, Spain
Presentation “The Finnish Utopian Communities since 1734”. International conference on intentional communities: Real utopias in history. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, Oct 25-27, 2021.
Foreword for Harri Vanhala's Kylväjä-book
Forword Article (in Finnish) “Kylväjä suomalaisena utopiayhteisönä”, for Harri Vanhala’s book: “Kommuuna Kylväjä - Amerikansuomalainen kolhoosi Donin aroilla”. Migration Institute of Finland 2021
Science adviser for YLE about Amurland
Science adviser to Finnish Broadcasting about Amurland utopia article (in Finnish & Russian): by Jormanainen, Heli: “During the famine years, Finns went to Amurland to seek happiness, but reality broke dreams - the memory of the free skipper Höök still lives in Vladivostok”.
Science adviser/presenter for Nakhodka Museum
Science adviser for the Nakhodka Museum exhibition “Amurland” emigration as an early example of the Finnish Utopian Communities”, “Finnish imprint in the South of the Far East”, and presenter in seminars at the Museum and Exhibition Center of Nakhodka, Vladivostok & Lividya, Russia, Oct 28-Nov 3, 2019 and Dec 11, 2020.
Pain treatment and cannabis
Articles written at the EFIC congress in Valecia (in Finnish) “Hyvä, paha ja väheksytty kipu” & “Onko kannabiksesta lääkkeeksi?”. published at Tiedetoimittaja 2/2020.
American Finnish Utopian communities, Lake Worth, FL
Presentation about “Finnish Utopian settlements in USA & Canada. Finnish Church in Lake Worth. Feb 5, 2020.
Study tour at Yale & Southern USA
Material collecting tour: Yale university archives, & old US Utopian communities in Midwest and Southern USA, on Jan 20 to Feb 7, 2020.
Fukushima Catastrophe, Fuengirola, Spain
Presentation about “The Fukushima catastrophe, evacuations, and the future of nuclear power” Kaleva Culture Association, Fuengirola, Spain, Dec 11, 2019.
Organized press tour for Science journalists, Fuengirola
Organized the ”Finnish Fuengirola” field press tour day on Nov 11, 2019 for the Finnish Science Editors and Journalists’ association.
Field trip to Commune Kylväjä, Rostov, Russia
Collected material about the American-Finnish Kylväjä Commune in Southern Russia on 3-7 September, 2018.
Organized Press Tour to Iceland
Organized Presstek’s Press Tour to Iceland on 6-10 May 2018. 20 Finnish journalists participated for 20 study and interview visits.
Espoo City Press Tour to Shanghai
Participated at the Espoo City Press Tour to Shanghai visiting Chinese Technology projects and Finnish companies on 15-22 April 2018.
Peltoniemi's Utopian documents at YLE "Living archive"
The “Living archive” of the Finnish Broadcasting Company made available Peltoniemi’s radio documents about Finnish utopian communities (from 1981-82).
Fukushima problems and the media to a book
Long article (in Finnish)”Fukushiman ongelmat ja media – Tiedetoimittaja silminnäkijänä” published in the book: Järvi & Tammi (eds.): ”Maito tappaa ja muita outoja tiedeuutisia”. Vastapaino 2016.
Fukushima & Media, in Iltalehti & Tiedetoimittaja
Articles (in Finnish) “Elämä Fukushiman jälkeen” (Life after Fukushima)” in Iltalehti newspaper on July 10, 2015, and “Pitkä siivousurakka” & “Fukushiman todelliset ongelmat ja media” in Tiedetoimittaja 3/2015.
Fukushima Press tour to Daiichi & evacuated areas
Mr Peltoniemi was in Tokyo during the Great Japan Earthquake in 2011, reporting to Finland and following the topic ever since. On 11-13 June, 2015 he revisited Japan within an international press tour and wrote several articles from the situation inside the nuclear plant and on evacuated areas.
“Towards a better world”, 10th Finnforum, Houghton, MI
Presentation: “Towards a better world” – Finnish Utopian Communities since 1734”. the “10th FinnForum” conference, Hancock & Houghton, MI. 10-12 April 2014.
Field trip to Michigan Fintowns & Drummond
Collected material about Drummond Island utopian community and Finntowns.
Helsinki WCSJ2013, Chairman of Communications
Mr. Peltoniemi was the Chairman of the Communications committee & executive group member of the WCSJ2013 - The 8th World Conference of the Science Journalists, held in Helsinki, June 24-28, 2013.
CNN on Monsters video of "Fragile Childhood -project"
CNN Internatitional interviewed Mr. Peltoniemi on the Finnish alcohol policy, and worldwide spread “Monsters” video of the Fragile Childhood -project, which was founded by Peltoniemi on 1980s and is still operating.
Prestigious State of Finland Life Work Award to Peltoniemi
Ministry of Education and Culture awarded on October 6, 2011 Mr. Peltoniemi the “State Life Work Award on Public Information” for “exemplary and unconventional public information work”.