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Mitch Karunaratne (United Kingdom)
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The small Norwegian monotown of Ålvick, 2 hours to the East of Bergen, holds many stories. It is a ‘company town’, with a rich industrial heritage, having been the home to heavy industry since the harnessing of hydroelectric power in the region in 1905.
Houses here were located, designed and painted according to status – Green Street and Yellow Street, housed 4 families of workers in one house and nestle at the top of the mountain side, where air quality would have been poorest. The same sized houses on Red Street housed families of clerks, 2 families per house. At the base of the mountain, with the best air quality and largest properties, the detached houses are painted white and were reserved for managers and foremen only.
The industrial community changed this small farming community dramatically in the early 20th Century. The power plants and associated industries have come and left, but the town has remained largely unchanged.
Exploring the importance of place in our cultural make up, how place holds histories, tells tales and shapes socio economic realities is explored through Green Street.
Mitch Karunaratne is attracted to places that hold stories in the land, where the land shapes and helps give us a sense of identity and belonging. She received a MA in Photography from University of Brighton in 2012. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Norway and Italy. She is a founding member of the MAP6 collective – travelling and creating collaborative projects with the group.MITCHKARUNARATNE.COM
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