Knowing the Neighbours: Post-Growth Umeå
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis is about researching methods/testing
approaches to inhabiting/existing in a post-growth
Norrland, the collective term for Sweden’s most northerly
counties. With neo-liberal capitalism lurching from crisis
to crisis, modernity, progress and the state are in trouble.
Small shops close, iconic buildings are constructed,
agriculture, the most vital of industries, is collapsing and
competition is the watchword.
If peak-oil, the consumer culture and individualism
combine to lead us into a dystopian slough, what is the
alternative? This work aims to investigate and show the
existing conditions that are producing the current state
of affairs in Norrland, with emphasis on Röbäck, one of
Umeå’s agricultural satellites cum dormitory suburbs.
This research will provide the necessities for dreamed
proposals about a possible post-growth future, integrating
alternative views of technology and modes of living
with the ethos of the common and our use of shared
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 261 p.
post-growth, umeå, norrland, urban farming, peak oil, alternative food cultures
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108609OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-108609DiVA: diva2:853699
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