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Knowing the Neighbours: Post-Growth Umeå
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. (laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
post-growth, umeå, norrland, urban farming, peak oil, alternative food cultures
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108609OAI: diva2:853699
Educational program
Master's Programme in Immediate Architectural Intervention
Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-14 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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