The collaboration around the future tourist dwellings has resulted a book publication: “Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests” by Soile Veijola, Jennie Germann Molz, Olli Pyyhtinen, Emily Höckert & Alexander Grit. Available from Palgrave McMillan in autumn 2014. See more at:


The Acapella Village initiative has resulted an article publication on Mobile Neighbouring in the Mobilities journal, available online in autumn 2014. See more at:

Soile Veijola visits in the University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Management 2.11.-2.12.2012 building the Acapella Village -research programme and planning the upcoming series of collaborative research camps.

The University of Strathclyde Business School is the highest ranked Business School in the UK, offering hospitality and tourism (RAE 2008). Soile Veijola’s academic visit to Strathclyde, Glasgow is hosted by Dr. Paul Lynch, Reader in Critical Hospitality and Tourism Studies and the co-editor of the Hospitality & Society journal.

Matkailu ei ole yksityisasia

Suorat sanat: Matkailu ei ole yksityisasia
“Turismiprofessori Soile Veijola ihmettelee, miksi matkailijat eivät äänestä jaloillaan ja hotellit tee lepäämisestä elämystä” – Marja Puustinen, Kodin Kuvalehti, 28.6.2012

We are very happy to have the opportunity to host Jennie Germann Molz and her family Martin and Elliot in the spring 2013 in the MTI, University of Lapland. This favourable period for academic collaboration will be provided for Jennie by the Fulbright program based on her research plan related to Acapella and other topics. She will also teach a course in tourism research and spar scientific writing in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Writing and publishing in themes related to Acapella Village will be given a unique chance and impetus by a writing camp to be held in Keropirtti, Pyhätunturi, in February 18-March 3, 2013 – conveners: Jennie Germann Molz, Soile Veijola, Julian Reid & Petra Falin. More information about this coming up during the summer.

The Acapella initiative will be taken to new dimensions as Soile Veijola was given the opportunity by the Foundations’ Professors Pool ( to fully concentrate on this research idea between 1st of July 2012 and 30th of June 2013. She will tour researcher and artist residences and spend one month at Strathclyde University, Glasgow in November 2012 working with Paul Lynch and others initiating new collaboration.

Acapella Village explores culturally and ecologically sustainable architecture of tourist dwelling to build future practical, professional and theoretical know-how suitable for regional policy-making and commercial applications. The proposal features an extensive design, planning, business and construction program based on international and cross-disciplinary research, which will be carried out as multiple projects. The planning and initiation of the projects is enabled by the University of Lapland Strategic Funding (50.000 €) in 2011-2012.