In an ever smaller world, our understanding of home is constantly changing. On the Faroe Islands, this is strongly noticeable. For centuries, the inhabitants lived in deep connection with their land, often at the same place for many generations. But today, many young people leave the islands to study abroad or find work elsewhere.
Those who stay navigate between connection and personal identity, between belonging and longing. Within these boundaries they have created a microcosm characterised by extrem closeness and the quest for answers to life´s questions. Most young Faroese feel attracted by the idea to go away; to leave their homeland, at least for a while. But their strong human bonds make them stay. James Baldwin once wrote “maybe home is not a place, but simply an irrevocable condition.” For young people on the Faroe islands, this experiences is particularly an interhuman experience.