“Kul Tur” or “Funny walk”
in Finnskogen and Austmarka
Infomation in English
The name of the project is a Norwegian pun and does not really work in English.
Kultur looks very similar to the English word culture. However, when the word is split into two, Kul and tur, it would translate to something like ‘funny walk’. Really it should be Kul or cool in English. Here in Norway tur means tour and often it’s done out in the wildness, the forest, the mountains or at the seaside. Norwegians are walking around for no other reason than walking. Culture on the other hand is something that Norwegians are sceptical about. Walking in to a gallery is not a particularly popular past-time for a Norwegian, but taking a hike out in the forest just to eat chocolate and drink coffee is natural behaviour
Project with financial support
2018, The Department of Municipality and Modernisation, supported the second and last activities in this project Present Skogfinsk Minoretee Culture. We also got support from the local privet firms “Bacher industri” og RA-Elektro”
The county and municipality and some private companies supported our KU-L-TUR projects of a traveling hord of “catlle for peace.” Thanks to “nordisk hel tre”, “Gaia venneforening”
2017, the Department of Municipality and Modernisation, supported a project on the present Skogfinsk minoretee culture.
2015, Atelier Austmarka finally received support from the county to help introduce new audiences to land art, geocaching and outdoor activities in the area.
The funding is intended for the integration and focus on ‘Friluftsliv’ (direct translation ‘fresh air life’) which is very popular in Norway. Some of these new people are not necessarily Norwegian citizens but just live or visit here. Even so, the pages with the title Kul-Tur will be written mostly in Norsk.
Kul Tur Ute 2017 og 2018
I regi av Atelier Austmarka
to år med fokus på skofinsk kulturarv i samtaler, møter, hendelser og opplevelser.
Kul Tur Ute 2015
Skogen som galleri og visningsarene et sammarbeid med geocaching og historiske vandreruter