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To Know and Be Known by (a) Place

Research project The reciprocal process of getting to know a place, and in turn being known by that place, is at the centre of this research project. By bringing together site-specific artistic practices from a contemporary arts context, with ideas and practices of reciprocity from indigenous theory on land relations, the project aims to answer the question: how can artistic practices that consider our relationship to site-place-land support practices of reciprocity, in and beyond times of settler colonization?

The consequences of settler colonisation policies by the Swedish state on the Sami population and the settlers are intertwined in Nyberg's family history and made tangible at the site that is their heritage – the homestead Mårtensliden. With an emphasis on reciprocity, Nyberg will develop site-specific artistic research methods, using Mårtensliden as a case study.

Head of project

Lisa Nyberg
Postdoctoral fellow

Project overview

Project period:

2023-01-01 2024-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

UmArts, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

Research area

Fine arts
Latest update: 2023-04-03