FROM NEW TOPOGRAPHY TO NON URBANISM

The rural as a strict counterpart to the urban appears to be a condition of the past. At least, this is what Kees Christiaanse posits in an interview with us entitled “The New Rural: Global Agriculture, Desakotas, and Freak Farms”. He points out that, today, non-urban spaces interact so frequently and intensely with urbanity that you can no longer describe something as strictly rural. Therefore, we can no longer separate the city from the countryside as these are not polarized entities and each other’s enemies, but rather the result of each other.

Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, MONU no. 16, April 2012


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Sorbara (MO), 26052012

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