‘Living Settlement Qasigiannguit’ is a dissemination program and a reenactment program.
‘Living Settlement’ started as an idea presentation in the end of the 1990’s and was inspired by historical enlivening projects in Scandinavia.
A historical enlivening gives the modern man an opportunity to participate actively in a historical period through interactive hands-on information in both workshop and open air events.
‘Living Settlement’ works with, and provides information about everyday life in the summer concerning 16-17th century Disko Bay.
‘Living Settlement’ is professionally based in Qasigiannguits Museum.
Working with volunteers in Qasigiannguit a growing collection of garments and tools copied from the era are being created.
Through its dissemination of the past ‘Living Settlement’ offers a unique opportunity to participate actively in history for both kids and adults the year round.
Through the winter months, we offer training in old techniques from the Inuit culture in our workshop building B-18.
During summer the workshop is open and we facilitate historical enlivening in an open air setting, where volunteers re-enact the life on a summer settlement, either under an umiaq (traditional Inuit boat) or in a skin tent in the Disko Bay in the 16-17th century.
Associated to the ‘Living Settlement’ is a volunteer group called “AARNUAT” (the amulets).