OMAgroup is a multidisciplinary research team focusing on relations between daily life, public participation, social services and governance especially in urban contexts. We are interested on diverse groups’ and actors’ possibilities to make a difference and live their life in the city.

The aim is to study inclusive practices, possibilities of agency and social and democratic innovations in theory and practice. In our research projects, we develop creative methods for studying everyday life activities and understandings in relation to social and public policies. Along with scientific contribution we contribute to novel practices of inclusion and participation for sustainable urban development.

We collaborate with scholars from Finland and abroad. For developing new methods of research, and public participation and interaction between actors, we organize co-creation workshops, public seminars and local experiments with municipalities and civil society associations, politicians, practitioners and dwellers.

OMAgroup also organizes teaching related to the topics of urban inclusion and inequality.