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Dwelling in the cultural archives I: traces, experiences and meanings

Convenors:
Pauliina Latvala-Harvilahti (The Finnish Literature Society)
Charlotte Hagstrom (Lund University)
Chair:
Susanne Österlund-Pötzsch Pötzsch (Society of Swedish Literature in Finland)
Stream:
Archives
Location:
KWZ 2.601
Start time:
27 March, 2017 at 8:30
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

Cultural archives keep records of people's expressions and everyday life. Archives provide evidence of voices and perspectives from inside communities, but also of how communities have been viewed by officials and scientists. How can archive material help us understand the meanings of dwelling?

Long abstract:

Cultural archives keep records of people's expressions and everyday life. Among the material, we find documentations of memories, cultural heritage and practices of different communities. Cultural archives provide evidence of voices and perspectives from inside communities, but also of how communities have been viewed by officials and scientists. How have the aspects of dwelling to be documented been selected? What kinds of materials were produced? What memories and stories of dwelling emerge, when people describe their living environments in written recollections or oral history interviews? How, and why, is place attachment maintained, and how and why does it change? What is said about dwelling in times of change and crisis? How can archive material help us understand the meanings of dwelling?