EXTERNAL EXAMINER AT AHO’S MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN URBANISM: URBAN DESIGN – ARCTIC CITY
Tasiilaq is a growing city and the only major town on Greenland’s east coast. The transformation from small settlements and nomadic lifestyles to an urban community makes crucial the development of an Arctic Urbanism. What are the prospects of Tasiilaq? What potential exists in the combination of modern life and the traditional lifestyle of hunting and fishing? How can we facilitate a reconceptualized urbanisation in the Arctic city? These are questions discussed in this study, and the student projects provide interesting answers. The Centre of Urbanism and Landscape at AHO has established a partnership with Sermersooq Municipality in Greenland. The students carried out a thoroug mapping of Tasiilaq and met with a number of local actors and inhabitants. These investigations revealed a wide diversity of local resources and important challenges, which the students address in their projects.