In-Between Economies + SPACE10 friday bar: Ukendt-Denmark
In this collaboration between SPACE10 + In-Between Economies, Ukendt-Denmark will be the last In-Between Economies Friday Bar of 2017, providing space for a progressive debate about the future relationship between citizen, state and city in the digital era.
We’ll hear from a panel of experts that are exploring the modern countryside, with a focus on the Danish context. The conversation will be held in the round so the audience is as much a part of the discussion as possible. The evening will be engaging and lively, aiming to build a collective path forward for all.
We are constantly reminded that just over half of the world’s population now live in cities, but we never talk about the other half. The countryside is changing, perhaps faster than cities. It’s a landscape increasingly dominated by automation, genetic engineering and seasonal working. More tourism, more festivals, more working retreats. Yet across europe many rural governments are burdened by urban migration, ageing populations, and the cost of low-density, car-centric living. Is the countryside destined to become the ultimate efficient engine (and occasional plaything) for our overcrowded and unaffordable cities? Or will technology finally come good on its promise to make rural living sustainable, and even desirable, in the future? During the event we’ll discuss the future trends of rural evolution, the real economies shaping its future, and whether a rural renaissance is within sight.