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GaSP! Globalisation and Spatial Practice


The making and unmaking of the boundary between localities and forest in Maramureș, Romania


While local culture are themselves in circulation (Marcus, 1998), global processes of transnational migration, trade routes, and even climate change, touch every spot on Earth. As these flows are localised, adding to the local dynamic, existing physical boundaries of spaces are themselves shifting. The proposed research project explores the way urban boundaries are drawn and erased, made and unmade at the intersection of legal and administrative practices and ethical aspects. As such, it sees the shifting of these boundaries as part of the dynamics of a space that encompasses the movement of people as labour migration, the advancement of houses in the productive landscape, the movement of the different things that are shifted to build and decorate a house, and the movement of natural resources.