Mikko Toiviainen is a media educator and audiovisual production professional based in Helsinki, Finland and Berlin, Germany. He is motivated in his work by the possibilities of collaborative and shared meaning-making in both teaching and producing audiovisual works, and by the futile quest to grasp the ever evolving audiovisual language. In his BA, he has studied media production from a practical perspective, and worked extensively as a video editor, cameraman and reporter. Through the Masters’ program in Visual and Media Anthropology at FU Berlin he has widened his applied knowledge to the realms of visual ethnographic research and the politics of representation. As a media educator and workshop instructor he has worked widely with many age groups across various social and geographical environments.