Place as Battlefield

Bergur Rønne Moberg 

Moberg studies place as a battlefield for different interests, with a fundamental chiastic relation between social and spatial construction. The spatial is socially constructed, and the social is spatially constructed as a stratification of the local, national, regional and global. Routes (travel and exile) and roots (origins, locality and place) create a cosmopolitan connection between the local and the global: taking root elsewhere and adapting oneself to a new understanding of space. Place is a product of contemporary existing cosmopolitanism and globalisation. Interacting contexts have been lifted out of locally grounded experiences and turned into cross-cultural operation of non-embedding procedures, bringing the globalised individual into a “polygamy of place”. Moberg contributes his knowledge of the spatial turn, peripheral modernity, phenomenological place theory and sociocultural analysis to other CIRCD projects.