Reappropriation of an Alienated Space

Håkan Berglund-Lake
Department of Humanities, Mid Sweden University, Härnösand, Sweden

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Ingår i: Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 25:15, s. 135-141

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Publicerad: 2007-11-27


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


During the last few years an EU-project is in progress in the former sawmill community of Marieberg; near the outflow of the Ångerman River. The purpose of the project is to preserve and protect the physical traces of industrial activities at the place; and bring them to life. The project was created and is carried on by inhabitants of the place; in other words; the preserving activities occurred; and still do; in the life-world of people living at the place. My focus is on the consequences of this preserving work. I use a phenomenological approach to elucidate how people from within their lifeworld; not only struggle to preserve the cultural heritage per se; but struggle to preserve the sense of the place as their own.


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