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Infrastructure and overheating - the case of a new cruising quay in Visby, Gotland
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ethnographically this paper deals with an infrastructural project on the Island of Gotland, Sweden. Together with the multinational corporation Copenhagen Malmö Port, the county of Gotland is currently construction a new quay. The new quay will host large cruising ships, touring the Baltic Sea on their way to St Petersburg. The quay will be inaugurated in April 2018, and host the larger section of cruising ships. This means that up to 6000 passengers will arrive at and visit Visby for 6-8 hours over the day, and then leave again, with new visitors the following day. For a small city – and an economically weak region like Gotland - this poses enormous sustainability challenges: to finish on time and find money not only for the quay but also all other necessary infrastructure (toilets, transport, water, health care etc), to prevent wearing of the natural heritage site of the wall around Visby and other sensitive areas, to prevent overcrowding (“people pollution”), to make enough money the visitors spend stay on Gotland and not end up in the pockets of large and powerful corporations, etcetera. To explore this situation, this paper theoretically deploys notions of overheating, introduced by Thomas Hylland Eriksen (2016); social, financial and ecological clashes of scales. Methodologically, this paper relies on material from an ongoing fieldwork on Gotland, based in the local tourism business, and the organization Gotland Cruise Network, which, as it turns out, is currently at the heart of decision-making and process introduction of both public and private kind. Actors on Gotland are fully aware of the challenges Gotland faces, and strive to find ways for collaboration and cooperation, which is identified as the way forward. The ongoing fieldwork follows these processes and the obstacles encountered.

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2017.
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Humanities and the Arts Engineering and Technology
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Cultural Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-320905OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-320905DiVA, id: diva2:1091486
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SANT, Sveriges Antropologförbund, Plats och Navigation
Available from: 2017-04-26 Created: 2017-04-26 Last updated: 2017-12-29

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