Nature. Memories. Sense of Home.

Cultivating connections in a post-wilderness world. Celebrating small a-ha! moments. Listening to human & non-human voices.

This blog is about people’s sense of home and belonging from a perspective of relocation. It’s about how people identify themselves and adapt to new environments and landscapes, both physical and mental.

The idea for this blog has been brewing for a quite a few years now. Having grown up and lived in many different places, I’ve never had a place to call home. Instead, I found a sense of home in nature, among trees, connecting with the different landscapes that surrounded me. But it wasn’t until I started a master’s course in outdoor studies/ friluftsliv in my early 30’s that I began to be increasingly aware of that link. Yes, I had always enjoyed being in a forest, observing, dreaming, listening… but suddenly now, I saw those experiences as the key source of my identity.

I got interested in how other people with similar biographies of relocation and a certain connectedness with nature experienced home and, more broadly, the world around them.

On these pages, you will find transcripts of my conversations with them (and hopefully podcasts one day!) along with my own thoughts on and explorations of the theme.

Alexander Kelu
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen-based photographer Alexander Kelu behind a tree at Gribskov