Peat bogs play a special role in Finnish cultural history, climate policy, economic life, and art. This article examines the performative meaning-making of peat and aims to rewrite with and through art and cultural heritage the human-centered endeavors of peatland and to create parallel ways of being with the materiality of peat. The article consists of three partly intertwined discourses: 1) the mythical pre-modern bog scene found, 2) this scene transformed in modern times into a site of control and profit, and 3) human-centered peat work is challenged by the demands of climate actions, the Anthropocene, and the posthuman landscape.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Research in Arts and Education|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2022|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- postdigital art
- art history
- cultural history