Sunday, March 25, 2007
This Blog seeks discussion on research about and among youth as it is stated in the title. I'm working among youth in a spatial environment and therefore there will not always be posts "about" young people only. Basically, what I want you to do is to keep in mind that this is only a blog and don't expect information about my all/complete beings and doings in Sisimiut or images of my informants while conducting interviews with them..... On the other hand, I may from time to time address specific subjects, something I mentioned earlier.
Then again, If you're reading this blog I invite you to enjoy and reflect on what you see from where you are and who you are. You're more then welcome to post a comment.
On Friday, I took my phone out of my pocket at recorded some of the action related to the opening of ACR - Arctic Circle Race (see recent posts). In the afternoon while I was reading the news on the web I came across KNR's page about suggestions and ideas. So, I mailed them the videos and they made it on the front page. (KNR is Greenland National Broadcasting Company). Visit www.knr.gl
Friday, March 23, 2007
Arctic Cirle Race 2007 (ACR) has just begun! 160 km in the surrounding country of Sisimiut Municipality. Not exactly a youth event, but who says that people over 40 don't feel young? Listen to some of the music in the 1st clip..
Read also www.acr.gl for more info on the race; "....People who think the ACR is merely for super fit, elite athletes may think again. This year’s youngest participant is the 14-year old Amalie Lynge Hansen from the capital Nuuk. The oldest participant is 67 years old....." (source www.acr.gl)
After my arrival and getting settled at the dorms again I made a 2 hour trip to the country for testing my snowboard gear. It has been almost 3 years since I was snowboarding in Ilulissat……. Things went well; not that I’m an expert, but there are some potentials; surprisingly still going strong on the board.
My plans for the next month:
a) Project about LEISURE TIME in coop. with the
b) Project about “Aqqusinersuaq” the main road in Sisimiut in coop. with
c) Minngortuunguup Atuarfia and Nalunnguarfiup Atuarfia questionnaires
d) Questionnaires and planning of exhibition with Youth Club NUTARAQ
e) Snowboarding with the local snowboard-wizards
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I'm not sure how much sense does it make to talk about 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage of fieldwork. I'm beginning my 3rd month of my project-fieldwork now. I sense some changes in the way I am and people are to me, the way we talk and meet as far as time goes by.
For the record: my point of departure is:
Project: Youth and the City– investigating urban youth culture in Sisimiut, Greenland: visions, skills and creativity
Objectives: my PhD project investigates how youth in
Methods: primary research will be conducted both during the school year and school holidays; it will consist of fieldwork undertaken over a period of six months and will be divided into four parts. Each part will take place during each of the four seasons of the year. The focus of the research will be on youth between the ages of 15 and 24. Additionally, a number of individual informants will be followed continuously. Apart from fieldwork in schools, the assembly hall, youth clubs and sport associations, the project will organize a creative workshop with young people to discuss their works on their urban lifestyle. The works, produced within the framework of the project, are to be presented in an exhibition at
Eskimology and Arctic Studies Section,
Dept. of Cross Cultural and
Funding: Danish Research Council, as part of research project: Urban Greenland: movements, narratives and creativity (2006-2009)
It was very nice to see my family. My 2 daughters are getting bigger and bigger. Emma Lou speaks a lot now, Anna May is huge! Apart from returning into my wife’s arms I had the chance to think about traveling (movements) between Greenland and
I left Sisimiut for
Saturday, March 03, 2007
SUMMARY: Participate in primary school (Minngortuunnguup Atuarfia) workshop week. Mixed class (9th-11th grade) working with the history of the towns harbor.
Questionnaires at PIAREERSARFIK – vocational collage and employment centre in Sisimiut (9 informants ranging from 18 years to 65.)
Meeting with KRG at the
Making arrangements for questionnaires session at the youth club Nutaraq and discussion about exhibiting at the museum in mid-September 2007.
Writing reports regarding my visit at PIAREERSARFIK.
Writing proposals for
Attending an arrangement reg. an anniversary for the local musician Jokum Lennert
Attending Hand-ball competition at the Sports Arena
Visiting Sisimiut TV
Visiting the youth club Nutaraq
Visiting NATURVEJLEDER – “the local nature guide”
Recording outside the town, on the skidoo/car/walking trail– photos and video
Backup of my data