Nordic Spaces

The project focuses on how transnational communities are formed and how “the North” reaches beyond territorial boundaries to include numerous cultural and educational networks.

Staging a Nordic Space. Created by: Chad Eric Bergman, Lizette Gradén, Hanne Pico Larsen, Susanne Österlund-Pötzsch. Photo: Louise LeBourgeois.

Staging a Nordic Space. Created by: Chad Eric Bergman, Lizette Gradén, Hanne Pico Larsen, Susanne Österlund-Pötzsch.
Photo: Louise LeBourgeois.
© Copyright The Nordic Spaces in the North and North America: Heritage Preservation in Real and Imagined Nordic Places project.

This project specifically identify and explore the role of performance in the reshaping of Nordic life. By focusing especially on different performances of heritage, the project foregrounds the performative aspect of several Nordic spaces and highlights the central importance of the materialized as well as the embodied experience.

The Nordic Spaces in the North and North America: Heritage Preservation in Real and Imagined Nordic Places project which lies behind discussion groups, lectures, papers, conference panels, articles as well as an exhibition, a theatre festival is a project funded by Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (2008-2011) and includes
Chad Eric Bergman (North Park University, US),
Lizette Gradén (project leader, Konstfack, Sweden),
Valdimar Tr. Hafstein (University of Iceland, Iceland),
Hanne Pico Larsen (Dansk Folkmindessamling, Denmark/ Columbia University, US), and
Susanne Österlund-Pötzsch (Åbo Akademi, Finland).

Updated: 30 November 2010
Author: Lizette Gradén