Nitrianske Sučany is my home village in Central Slovakia where I will be living for the duration of my fieldwork period. It has a population of 1 200 people and its history dates back to 13th century. The settlement was formed in a linear manner along a water stream, which until now creates its characteristic feature.
In the past, the village was known for its saffron and hemp trade. There was also a mill, brewery and own vineyard. Marble used for the palace in Vienna was mined on the territory of Nitrianske Sučany. Nowadays, the character of the village has changed and people are working in nearby towns. Besides, people keep gardening on their own plots and few residents even breed cows, sheep, goats and poultry.