Feroe Islands, 2018
Regardless of where they are located, all islands or archipelagos have something in common: a huge body of water unequivocally marks their borders, establishing immovable spatial limits, and isolating them from their neighbors. In small island regions, or in islands located far away from the mainland, these phenomena are accentuated and generate the feeling of belonging to a limited universe, detached from the rest of the world. The archipelago of the Faroe Islands brings together all these traits, thus becoming a case worth studying.
Faroe stands out for its traditional essence. It is a nation that defines itself as a kind of tribe in which community and family play a very important role. But in essence, the Faroese are confronted with two options: staying in their birthplace accepting what that entails, or leaving in search of new opportunities and a different way of life. The Faroese's ultimate choice, therefore, is existential. Together they make up the culture of the islands, drawing and defining the type of society that it is today.