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Norwegian secondary homes (hytter) and kinship relations

January 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Why are hytter (chalets or secondary homes) – so important to many Norwegians? And what may we learn about Norwegian kinship and Norwegian families from studying their beloved and contested secondary homes? Almost half of all Norwegians have access to at least one hytte, making secondary homes more common in Norway than in most other countries.

Dr Marianne Lien is a Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.  In her lecture, she will share her insight into how hytter are implicated in both building and breaking family and kinship bonds.

Based on the research project ‘Materialising Kinship; Cycles of life at the Norwegian hytte’, and in collaboration with anthropologist Simone Abram, who is based in the UK, she will provide outsiders with a glimpse of the complexities associated with the hytte, as well as some thoughts on how to interpret and handle the concerns and conflicts that seem to be an intrinsic part of owning and sharing a hytte.

DATE/TIME:       Monday, January 9 at 18:45 (for 19:00)

SIGN UP:            To Signe Howell, by email: s.l.howell@sai.uio.no as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday, January 4.

PRICE:                NOK 105.- Please sign up before you pay. Please make your payment preferablyby bank transfer to the Forum account: 1600 40 36631 or by VIPPS 591747. No cash will be handled at the venue. Please state the event and your name in the transaction (in the KID-number box for bank payments and in the dialogue box for VIPPS).

TRANSPORT:     T-Bane 1 to Vinderen. Pay parking in the adjoining area until 20:00.

Guests are welcome.

No-shows will be charged.

For last minute cancellations, please call Signe Howell on   mob.: 415 04 678


January 9, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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International Forum Oslo
973 25 290


Vinderen Seniorsenter
Slemdalsveien 72
Oslo, Viken 0373 Norway
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