Censor ved Urbanisme Masteruddannelsen AHO: Urban Design – Arctic City
Tasiilaq is a growing city and the only city of the Greenlandic 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 one of hunting and fishing? How can we facilitate a reconceptualised urbanisation in the Arctic city? These are questions discussed in this studio and the student projects provide interesting answers. The Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at AHO has established a partnership with Sermersooq municipality. The students thoroughly mapped Tasiilaq and met with a range of actors and inhabitants. These investigations revealed a manifold of local resources and important challenges, which the students include and respond to in their projects.