What do newcomers to a rural community want? What is their agenda? Why are they here'? This paper will use concepts from geography, folklore, and architecture, together with photographs and interviews with seasonal and permanent residents on Change Islands and Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, to start a discussion on what we mean by terms such as place, space and landscape, and how those terms change and manifest themselves in the context of small islands and a relatively sudden influx of outsiders whose connection to the island space and landscape is tenuous at best. The relationships between the seasonal and permanent residents are complex and they often emerge in concrete spatial and landscape changes. Well look at some of these changes.
North Atlantic Forum 2011: Culture Place and Identity at the Heart of Regional Development