Geografisk institutt Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet 7491 Trondheim Norge

Gunhild Setten


Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

I teach and supervise students in human geography, including philosophy and history of geography and landscape studies. My research is mainly in the field of landscape studies, addressing issues related to landscape practices and policies. I am interested in the moralities produced by different landscape practices as well as how different moral notions produce a variety of landscapes.

In recent years I have moved into debates related to cultural heritage management, outdoor recreation and the current political and managerial debate about ‘ecosystem services’.

I am currently leading a 4 year project on 'Climate change and natural hazards: the geography of community resilience in Norway' (funded by  Klimaforsk, the Research Council of Norway, NOK 9 mill, 2014-2018).

I have also taken an interest in the production of geographical knowledge and have published on the power geometries of geographical knowledge.  

Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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  • Brun, Cathrine; Setten, Gunhild. (2013) Hus, hjem og sted. Geografiske perspektiver på vår samtid. Akademika forlag. 2013. ISBN 978-82-321-0207-5.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2004) Det Levende Landskapet. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2004. ISBN 82-519-1995-9.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2004) European Rural Landscapes: Persistence and Change in a Globalising Environment. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2004. ISBN 1-4020-2067-8.

Del av bok/rapport

  • Brun, Cathrine; Setten, Gunhild. (2013) Om hus, hjem og sted. Hus, hjem og sted. Geografiske perspektiver på vår samtid.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2013) Jærhuset i kulturminnevernet: dømt til dissonans?. Hus, hjem og sted. Geografiske perspektiver på vår samtid.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2013) Til fots - et metodeblikk på landskap og praksis. Å finne sted. Metodologiske perspektiver i stedsanalyser.
  • Setten, Gunhild; Brown, Katrina Gry. (2013) Landscape and social justice. The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2012) What's in a house? Heritage in the making on the south-western coast of Norway. Heritage from Below.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2009) Social and cultural geography: Habitus. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
  • Setten, Gunhild; Brown, Katrina Myrvang. (2009) Social and cultural geography: Moral landscapes. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2006) Farming the heritage. On the production and construction of a personal and practiced landscape heritage. The Nature of Cultural Heritage and the Culture of Natural Heritage. Northern Perspectives on a Contested Patrimony..
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2005) Who owns the concepts? Notes on the product, practice, property and power of writing. Landscape, Law and Justice.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2004) Det levende landskapet. Det Levende Landskapet.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2004) Hvem eier begrepene? Refleksjoner over begrepsbruk som geografisk betinget praksis og produkt. Det Levende Landskapet.
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2004) Naming and claiming discourse. The 'practice' og landscape and place in human geography. European rural landscapes. Persistence and change in a globalising environment..
  • Setten, Gunhild. (2000) Gendered Landscapes: The Relevance of a Gendered Nature-Culture Dualism in Norwegian Farming Practices. Szczygiel, B; Carubia, J; Dowler, L (eds.) Gendered Landscapes. An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Past Place and Space..