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The project “Living in a forest landscape – landscape changes, hunting practices and timber cutting in Northern Sierra Leone” engages with different readings of the Northern Sierra Leonean landscape. One way of reading of the landscape is described and analyzed from a dwelling perspective as it gives an in-depth account of the hunting and logging practices. Another way of reading of the landscape is a policy perspective as it is corroborated by scientific accounts that take for granted a general forest loss in Sierra Leone. The project emphasizes the ways in which these two perspectives come together to interact while at the same time paying ethnographic attention to the irritations these interactions cause. “Living in a forest landscape” aims to show how multiple stories and relations always remake the landscape as perspectives on the complex picture of landscape are changing.

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