The interdisciplinary workshop on "Modern Provinces" will be held on 12 and 13 Mayon Fehmarn island and open the new series “Rural Futures” dedicated to current developments in European rural areas. International (young) scholars from various disciplines as well as practitioners are invited to apply for participation by April 18th, 2022. You can find the call for applications here.
The workshop "Modern Provinces" focuses on the development dynamics of rural areas in Germany and Denmark. The center of attention is Fehmarn, a region that combines old with new, metropolis and province, land and sea like no other. The island connects Germany and Denmark and the metropolitan regions of Hamburg and Copenhagen. The workshop combines local and transnational perspectives on the different economic, social, cultural and ecological structures in rural areas.
The aim of the workshop is to strengthen the network and cooperation between scholars and practitioners in Germany and Denmark - in the province and beyond. The questions discussed at the workshop revolve around the different developments in rural areas. What potential do the historic buildings and the planned infrastructure projects have? What challenges do rural areas face in their development? What roles do rural areas fulfill in times of ecological transformation, for example in terms of sustainable tourism and land use? What kind of connections, similarities and differences exist between rural areas in Germany and Denmark?
The workshop takes place as part of the traveling exhibition #gesamtkunstwerke - Architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany and is in cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy Berlin, THE LINK.BERLIN and the Tourismus-Service Fehmarn.