The realisation phase

After the work on the utopias the day before, the participants were asked to choose one of the utopias worked on in the utopian phase to work with throughout the realisation phase. The participants were encouraged to choose a topic that they had the most interest in working with.

Each group were handed a timeline with the horizon 2030. The groups had to fill out when specific moment, decisions and actions had to be taken in order to realize the utopia.

In Germany each group were handed a timeline with the utopias from the day before. The participants chose to work further with the topics ‘flexible urban life’ and ‘the randomized city’.

In Denmark we chose to change this a bit. Inspired by the chosen utopias we as facilitators chose to rephrase the three utopias into three statements:

  1. In 2030 the mobility culture in Copenhagen will be shaped by kindness!
  2. In 2030 20% of all clothing in Copenhagen is produced in a circular economy based on sustainable economy!
  3. In 2030 35% of all housing in Copenhagen will have implemented a sharing tool also including mobilities!

Throughout the day we will introduce interferences to break up the work and push new agendas/ideas. This creates a stronger pressure on the sturdiness of the narratives created. The participants chose realize utopia 2 and 3.

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Two timetable in Copenhagen
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Beginning the realisation
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The timeline from ‘affordable housing – making good homes’
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Presenting flexible urban life as the evening news, in 2027. One important element of the timeline was to change the organization of school, companies, etc. The time structure of society needed to be more flexible and more widely available. Also, in order to introduce or expand air travel (including possibly private or private-public travel with motor vehicles in the air) laws needed to be changed on airspace.
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Presenting flexible urban life as the evening news, in 2027. Interviewing a musician working on public transport
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Back-casting and developing the stages to flexible urban life.
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Presenting the timeline for realising the randomized city envoked a quite intense and interesting debate about each social structure in our society.

 

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