Many people who live in houses enjoy gardening. The book Ett eget utomhus (An Outdoor House of One’s Own) explores everyday garden life. The book is about an environment that is familiar to many, but surprisingly unexplored from a scientific perspective – namely the house garden.
“We are investigating life in the house garden with a focus on what people work in, dream about and create there,” says Katarina Saltzman, senior lecturer in cultural heritage, and one of the authors behind the book. “In the garden people interact with plants and other organisms. How this interaction develops also depends on prevailing ideals and social conditions.”