A project developing new visions for the future of Greenland. The results will be exhibited in the Danish Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2012.
The current development in the Arctic region positions Greenland as a new global geopolitical hotspot. Greenland is also faced with a paradigm shift, driven by a political development towards independence, internal demographic challenges and dramatic climate change.
Possible Greenland focuses on the challenges and opportunities that Greenland faces as the ice melts, vast mineral resources become accessible, and new industries and urban cultures emerge. Possible Greenland focuses on the solutions that Greenlanders have realized they need to develop, solutions which the global community and business communities can help bring to fruition; those who take part also help to set the agenda.
As part of the project, a group of people from Conditions magazine, Terroir and architect Boris Brorman Jensen has been selected to produce a publication, which is to document and supplement the exhibition projects with a broader and deeper perspective on the current challenges facing Greenland.
The aim of the Possible Greenland exhibition is to give the audience – architects, urban planners, investors, politicians and others – an insight into Greenland as a place that has significant political, cultural and business value in a globalized context.
As we move from the Holocene to the Anthropocene geological era, the human impact on Earth and its ecosystems has been recognised. It is the ambition of Possible Greenland to explore how architecture can contribute to the positive development of Greenland and Greenlandic society.
The exhibition provides a spectacular experience of Greenlandic reality through images, film, models and artefacts. In a variety of sections representing central perspectives, Possible Greenland explores the main challenges and opportunities that Greenland is facing.
See the exhibition catalogue here
29/08 2012 -