The role of place in everyday practices. The article is based on a research project in which cameras were handed out to people who had recently moved from abroad and into the Region of North Denmark. We asked them to take pictures of things that made them feel at home or not within their new local context. Based on ideas from practice theory, the article discusses how the combination of visual material and photolog reflections can provide new insights into everyday practices. The theoretical aim of the article is to discuss possibilities for theoretical refinement of the concept of practice based on insight into the interaction between place and everyday practice. The collected material gives unique insights into how, when and why certain practices are perceived as new and strange, others as recognisable (possibly in spite of their new forms and expressions) and some as completely incomprehensible - but at the same time perhaps attractive. Drawing inspiration from practice theory and its ideas aboutthe role of material surroundings in the performance of practices, the article discusses how the ’site’ or place may potentially act as both facilitator and obstacle for carriers of practices.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Praktiske Grunde - Nordisk tidsskrift for kultur- og samfundsvidenskab|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sept 2018|
- visuelle metoder
- steders materialitet