Since the nineteenth century, the Danish society has placed the standard of normality through the building of bourgeois homes. To write about hygge is to write an ethnography of Danish homes. However, the imagination and narrative of minorities' (synonym to “migrants” in political rhetoric) homes in mainstream media and scholarship hardly go further than that of the "ghetto."
Can we rewrite the narrative of hygge from the perspective of the others? To this end, I am collecting first-person narratives from minorities (religious, ethnic, racial, sexual, gender, etc.) living in Denmark about their domestic and social lives. With these stories, I will use to create a play that celebrates, rather than obscures, the diverse ways of living. If they can listen to the cast of uhygge, maybe, if only maybe, the uhygge will no longer belong to us.
Click "SUBMIT" to enter your stories into the missing archive of Danish homes.
Read my story here.