Inhabiting the interlacings, Umeå.

Mauricio Corbalan y Pio Torroja para la exposición Communitas 2012-11-18 – 2013-02-10 en el Bildmuseet de la Universidad de Umeå, Suecia.

umea pintuntura

A cartography of glocalization for Umeå

Accustomed to thinking of cities as domestic interiors to be inhabited, and considering therefore their exteriors as what those cities are not, we find ourselves questioned by the interlacing and redistributions of everyday life. It seems that inhabiting everyday life is an affective, perceptive and political challenge that defies the old habits and boundaries of traditional cities and citizenship. We need to assemble new cartographies to navigate these interlacings.

umea ingold

The arctic region is undergoing major transformation; climate change is hitting the arctic region hard.

Umeå, a city in the North of Sweden and once an isolated outpost, is becoming an urban and economic hotspot. The city and the region will be affected by the multiplication of fluxes across localities and significant interaction between natural and anthropic ecosystems. We call the interlacing of these fluxes and interactions hybrid communities, assemblages of humans and non-humans.