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Titta Aaltonen

Minun nimeni / Mitt namn / My Name

Hi,

I’m making an art project for the degree show of the Academy of Fine Arts, in which I study the question of Finnishness from the perspective of people who changed their family names at the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. In my project, I attempt to make these changes visible by collecting name cards that show both the old and the new family names. I will assemble the cards and the other material that I have collected into an installation that will be exhibited at the degree show of the Academy of Fine Arts in May 2017.

I would also like to ask you if your own family name is a result of a change made by your ancestors at the late 19th or early 20th centuries. If so, would you like to take part in my project by filling in the name card as shown in the picture? I can send you the card and a return envelope by mail if you are interested.

Best wishes,

Titta Aaltonen

Titta Aaltonen, 1976, Längelmäki

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