In this panel we explore the potential as well as challenges for constructing better and more sustainable ways of living through four current cases that range from creative projects in the European countryside to uses of digitalization in the ‘circular construction’ of cities. They also operate at different scales and embody contrasting political visions, from a state-owned complex to house construction workers, to grassroots community practices that seek to make more ecologically wise and socially just futures.
We invite you to join us in a Hive Mind panel trying to answer the question of how alternative futures are constructed in the here and how? Learn about the communities, spaces and power relations that are involved, and the potential as well as actual outcomes of utopian projects that seek social, spatial and environmental change.
Dimitris Manoukas, Rural Radicals: ‘Space access for non-urban utopias’
Cecilie Nadine Glarborg, Roskilde University: ‘Towards a digital future for the construction and demolition sector: a case study of the growing imperative for digital solutions and documentation in Danish cities’
Astrid Laura Dam and Louise Frank-Andersen, Roskilde University: ‘The Village: the spatiality of biopolitics’
Emilia Lewartowska, Jacob Rasmussen, Lone Riisgaard and Peter Nielsen, Roskilde University: ‘Green futures: pluriverse as utopia’
Chair: David Pinder, Professor at Urban Studies at Roskilde University
This panel will be in English