POTENTIAL OF THE PERIPHERY
The Barents regions’ remote location is a major asset. It is a space outside the centres and away from consensus-driving forces. Perhaps can the Barents region incubate new endeavours in many areas of society and produce unexpected solutions with global relevance.
“Utopian thinking has a long tradition and a strong presence in Northern Norway. It has been important for surviving in a harsh landscape, and keeping dreams alive in a demographically dispersed region. [...] On the one hand Northern Norway has always been a prosperous land, where big dreams can come true. On the other hand the region is a complex field of unrealized dreams and visions.”
Department of urban design and planning - NTNU
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