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Repairing, sharing, and caring for old houses in times of environmental challenges

Conference contribution
Authors Sigrun Thorgrimsdottir
Published in SIEF2019 14th Congress program
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Conservation
Language en
Keywords Maintenance matters, everyday life, instagram, storytelling, Care, repair, everyday practices, maintenance practices, old buildings, heritage, materiality
Subject categories Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, Ethnology, Cultural Studies, Settlement studies


Instagram is a platform for stories. In fact, many of its users identify as ‘visual storytellers’. This paper presents explorations of this platform as a site to conduct qualitative research through a study of narratives of care for old buildings in Sweden marked with the hashtag #byggnadsvård.

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