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UMA Talks: The Local is the Future

Time Friday 9 February, 2024 at 15:30 - 17:00
Place Auditorium, Umeå School of Architecture

This event is part of the launch for the Prototype for an Eco-systemic Handbook and will raise questions around future urban and rural (local) development and the systems involved in the process.

PROTOTYPE FOR AN ECOSYSTEMIC HANDBOOK is a handbook, ready to be used as a practical guide for municipalities, developers, citizen’s organisations (and all other players that could be part of developing our future societies). By updating Walter Gropius’ famous circle diagram for the Bauhaus school from 1922 to an extended circle for 2023–24, the complexity of today’s society becomes visible and possible to handle. 

Is it possible to change current systems to develop ecosystemic structures that can handle the challenges, not least within climate and democracy, that the world is facing?

The event will begin with a welcoming introduction by Cornelia Redeker, Head of Department and Professor at Umeå School of Architecture. Thereafter, a short presentation by Jan Åman, main author of the handbook, and Sara Thor, Deputy Head of Department at Umeå School of Architecture, takes place. After the introductions, invited guests will briefly make a short statement followed by a round-table discussion in dialogue with the audience.  

Round table participants:

Sara Thor, deputy head of department, Umeå School of Architecture

Jan Åman, main author of the handbook

Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Governor of Västerbotten

Michela Magas, Industry Commons Foundation

Adam Davies, co-editor of the handbook, regenerative designer

Mattias Worbin, Ingka Centers

Patrik Faming, Project manager, Hamnstaden, Ystad

Magnus Myrenberg, strategy and finance advisor

The event is part of Umeå School of Architecture’s public event series UMA Talks

Event type: Lecture
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Roemer van Toorn
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