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)
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