Homelessness in Nuuk
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Homelessness is an increasing problem in the Arctic - and the same is the case for the capital Nuuk, where Greenland's homelessness is most apparent.

Homelessness in Nuuk has some of the same characteristics as in the rest of the world: due to different forms of inequality (economic, social, etc.), people are attracted to the country's capital in search for better opportunities.

For some, unfortunately, this search ends in homelessness.

At Ilisimatusarfik, the research project The Social Dynamics of Homelessness in Nuuk focuses on this very problem. 

The research project focuses on many different aspects - because homelessness in Nuuk is complex. The focus is e.g., on marginalisation, the homeless' own experiences, contact and relationship with public institutions - as well as focusing on health and social factors that can cause homelessness.

Read more about the research project here.

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Publications

Understanding the social dynamics of homelessness in Nuuk
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Social planning around homelessness in Nuuk (Greenland) through Intersectoral collaboration - a rural/arctic case
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Angerlarsimaffeqannginnerup kingunerinut Nuummi paasisimasaqarneq
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Forskning i Hjemløshed
Fra 100 hjemløseboliger til en grønlandsk boligpolitik med skæve boliger
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Researching homelessness - is that politicising science?
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Øger en manglende grønlandsk hjemløsestrategi antallet af lykkerejser?
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Hjemløshed i Nuuk – et kritisk sociologisk- og planlægningsperspektiv

Homelessness in Nuuk is a social issue that has been known for several years. In the 1970s Nuuk g ...

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"De Søger Trygheden" - Kvinder Ramt af Hjemløshed i Nuuk

Artiklen tager afsæt i et feministisk perspektiv på kvinder, som er ramt af hjemløshed. Med afsæt ...

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Homelessness across Alaska, the Canadian North and Greenland: A Review of the Literature on a Developing Social Phenomenon in the Circumpolar North

Over the past three decades, homelessness has become an area of significant social concern in Ala ...

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