In Norway, laws give people the freedom to move around and stay on uncultivated land – including forests, mountains and the countryside, where you can pick wild flowers, berries and mushrooms.
“When people are connected to their surroundings, they also feel a greater sense of ownership and thereby take better care of the land.”
The right to roam is highly embedded in Norwegian culture, traditions and in people’s identities. Through mobility and access to land people are given the opportunity to engage and share common goods. The right to roam reconnects people to local resources by giving them freedom with responsibility.
This is an artwork I made through the Lexiconlab project, a project that ended in an exhibition at the G7 of Agriculture in Bergamo this year.
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