Taina Riikonen is a Helsinki-based sound artist, PhD and adjunct professor of sound studies (in University of Turku). In her sound works she explores urban environments, sexuality, body sounds, machine noises, and silence in different deserted spaces. In her academic research Riikonen investigates acoustic ecological aspects of listening, body sounds through sensory ethnography, embodiment in sound recording, and the aural-tactile epistemologies of environmental sounds. Riikonen has worked in the University of Helsinki and in the University of Arts, and at the moment she is affiliated in the Allegra Lab Helsinki. Riikonen is a founder member of the Performance Studies Network in Finland (Esitystutkimuksen verkosto), and the Society for Useless Knowledge (Turhan tiedon seura ry).