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As part of the Visual Ethnography master’s at Leiden University, this interactive website invites you to join my interlocutors and me to walk, hear and see with us the Hatertse and Overasseltse fens (near Nijmegen). After four months of fieldwork – I conducted semi-structured interviews, recorded collaborative footage and performed sensory walks – I studied human-nature relationships of educated individuals with extensive knowledge of this area. In presenting the various experiences, I analysed four workable concepts (wind, noise, crowdedness, and pathways) that shape the immersive perception of visitors. This interactive website and creative methodologies used provided me as a visual anthropologist with possibilities to research human-nature encounters within the epoch characterised as the Anthropocene. So, walk with us and experience this extraordinary environment!
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