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Finding Nome – Destination development

On our way into the artist home Villa Lunde. All photos: Maren Sandbakk

Since the University of South-Eastern Norway in Bø is a partner in the CUPIDO project, we have involved the students from the course Destination development this fall. The students will use Nome as a case in their assignments. To find inspiration, we visited two culture businesses who shared their experiences with us.

Elisabeth de Lunde is telling the story of Villa Lunde and what kind of experiences the want to give their guests. The large painting on the wall is one of her works.
What used to be an old garage is now a concert hall and shop, decorated with Elisabeth’s paintings.
The manager of Øvre Verket, Mette Sanden, explains the development they have had the last five years.

Over the past five years, Øvre Verket at Ulefoss has been in a process of restructuring with the aim of becoming a meeting place for the locals. Øvre Verket has both challenges and opportunities, and is working hard to become a full-year concept. The preserved environment with factory worker homes is unique in its kind and forms a strong part of Ulefoss’ cultural history. But how can it be developed into a sustainable year-round concept?

Heidi Elise Kvale is head of the department for Culture, Leisure and Public Health in Nome municipality.

Nome municipality has many challenges, but also great potential for development as a tourist destination. The head of Culture, Leisure and Public Health in Nome Municipality, Heidi Elise Kvale, discusses the challenges and opportunities in Nome, which must be taken into account when designing concepts for development of Nome as a destination.

The students are testing Øvre Verket in Ulefoss.

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