Mobilities on the margins – creative processes of place making

  • Rantala, Outi (Collaborative Investigator)
  • Lund, Katrín Anna (Principal Investigator)
  • Jóhannesson, Gunnar Þór (Principal Investigator)
  • Nousiainen, Minna (Collaborative Investigator)

Project Details

Description

This inter-disciplinary project, Mobilities on the margins – creative processes of place making (MoM) examines how rural places often perceived at the margins, immobile and frozen in time, come into being and develop through interference of everyday mobilities and creative practices that cut across the spheres of culture and nature as usually defined. The project’s general objective is to explore two selected places in Iceland, the south- west corner of the Westfjords and Melrakkaslétta peninsula, regions considered as remote and fragile. Both are publicly perceived as having uncertain futures due to societal changes such as outmigration and decreasing role of traditional occupation in agriculture and fisheries, and thus in need of innovative solutions. In both cases tourism has come to the fore as a potential development option while other alternatives such as fish farming are also being developed.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01.05.202030.04.2023

Field of Science

  • Tourism research

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