This article seeks to understand and extend current understandings of intangible heritage and particularly forest-walks as such. The study is related to Swedish conditions and has been conducted in Sweden. The research is grounded in social practice theory – and the perspective of practice architectures in particular – and it draws on the work of Stephen Kemmis. Further, we view practice theory entangled with the phenomenological life-world concepts of intersubjectivity and historicity. The data are based on 12 walk-and-talk interviews conducted in the forest with individuals who willingly walk in the forest on their leisure time. The analysis takes its point of departure from representations by the participants regarding what they emphasise in relation to the practice of forest-walking. We find that the participants in this study have curated their heritage in landscapes, in this case, a forest. Further, the study shows that intersections between cultural identity and landscape play a significant role in people’s lives.
Forest-Walks – An Intangible Heritage in Movement A Walk-and-Talk-Study of a social practice tradition.
Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 9(1).
Retrieved from https://ro.ecu.edu.au/landscapes/vol9/iss1/7
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