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En mötesplats fylld av mening: En studie om gemenskap och samarbete i skapandet av Arvikafestivalen
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
A Meaningful Meeting Place : A Study of Community and Cooperation in the Making of the Arvika Festival (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores what happens when people come together to pursue a common goal. It points to the importance for individuals to be part of a social context that they have chosen and how this belonging in turn can impact on the place where the phenomenon occurs. The basis of the study is the organisation of the once popular Arvika Festival as a social meeting place. The festival was created from a bottom-up perspective in a basically non-profit context. The aim of the thesis is to explain how positive social effects are created through the relations established in the process of arranging a festival and how these in turn become part of place-making. Interviews were conducted with persons who have worked in the festival organisation since the start in 1992. The analysis is essentially based on their experiences and observations. The importance of Arvika’s cultural heritage for the emergence of the festival is also discussed.

The concept of social capital is used as a theoretical tool to describe and discuss the social context of the festival organisation and its external relations. The relations, contacts, and links created are further described and discussed in terms of the activity space of the festival organisation and how this overlaps and becomes part of the activity space of other actors. Place is approached from a relational perspective, which does not exclude meaning. The Arvika Festival carried meaning and significance while creating a sense of place

The study shows that the Arvika Festival was important to many people and generated new processes. A tolerant environment for new ideas was created. A strong sense of community was developed in the course of planning and working together. The contacts and experiences that the individuals acquired in the making of the festival have left imprints on the place, Arvika. What started out as doing something for fun turned out to do so much more.

 

Abstract [sv]

Avhandlingen handlar om vad som kan ske när människor möts och samarbetar mot ett gemensamt mål. Den visar på betydelsen för enskilda personer av att ingå i ett socialt sammanhang de själva valt och hur detta i sin tur kan ha betydelse för den plats där detta förekommer. Det som har utgjort grunden för undersökningen är den forna Arvikafestivalens organisation, Galaxen. Festivalen är skapad i ett underifrånperspektiv till största delen i ett ideellt sammanhang. Syftet med avhandlingen är att förstå hur positiva sociala effekter skapas i de relationer som uppstår i arbetet med en festival och hur det i sin tur blir en del av platsskapandet. Intervjuer har genomförts med personer som har arbetat i festivalorganisationen från Arvikafestivalens start år 1992. Det är deras upplevelser och erfarenheter som i huvudsak utgjort underlaget för analysen. I sammanhanget diskuteras även betydelsen av Arvikas kulturarv för uppkomsten av festivalen.

 Avhandlingen visar att Arvikafestivalen var av betydelse för många människor och bidrog till att nya processer startade. Det skapades en tillåtande miljö där det fanns utrymme för egna idéer. Genom att planera och skapa något tillsammans med andra uppstod en stark gemenskap. De kontakter och de lärdomar som individerna erhöll ur arbetet med festivalen har gett avtryck på platsen Arvika. Det som från början handlade om att göra något som var roligt har bidragit till så mycket mer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstads universitet: Karlstads universitet, 2014. , 191 p.
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2014:1
Keyword [en]
social effects, social capital, place, sense of place, meeting place, activity space, festival organisation, Arvika Festival, Arvika
Keyword [sv]
sociala effekter, socialt kapital, plats, känslan för plats, mötesplats, aktivitetsrum, festivalorganisation, Arvikafestivalen, Arvika
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30582ISBN: 978-91-7063-529-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-30582DiVA: diva2:670447
Public defence
2014-01-31, Erlandersalen 11D 227, Karlstads universitet, Karlstad, 10:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2014-01-07 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-01-07Bibliographically approved

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