TRANSNATIONAL SPACE

New international treaties open for interaction between states on a local level in the region and new spatial systems are derived from regional readings across borders. At the Finnish-Swedish border two peripheral towns have transformed into a regional trade centre, and at a former cold war border, a Russian-Norwegian experiment is in the making.

“The borderland bears many different meanings: a politically supercharged area, an international system cocktail, a militarized territory, a common historic landscape and an increasingly strategic space in the development of the Barents Sea. The time that can become the turning point in history, when the rationale of the border towns merge with the national state’s agenda, is slowly emerging.”
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WELCOME TO BORDERLAND
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FROM MARGINALIZED TOWNS TO REGIONAL CENTRE

Dennis Zalamans

POMOR ZONING - EXPERIMENTS IN THE BORDERLAND

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