Urban Circularity

Hive Mind: Constructing futures

Communities and urban spaces as prefigures of a green, utopian model for living
Hive Mind English
Hive Mind
28 sep 10:30 - 12:00
Ragnarock - VIP rummet English

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

About Hive Mind:

This panel is a part of GRASP Hive Mind, curated in collaboration with Roskilde University. Hive Mind panels follow a traditional academic conference format in which 3-4 different contributors present a knowledge contribution within the panel's theme. It can be anything from academic research to practical knowledge contributions. The presentations are followed by a shared discussion in which we invite you to contribute with your own insights and questions for the panels to enable reflections on challenges, opportunities and understandings within the theme and field of research and practice.

Discover more about the concept here