Chris Kjeldsen

Agricultural futures as becoming: The case of Pig City in Denmark

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This paper explores how the unfolding of an alternative future for agriculture consists of struggles to assemble a heterogeneous network of natural relations and social relations and technological relations. The site of this exploration is a profiled project, where a zero emission and landless agricultural facility is envisioned to consist of a pig production facility with a greenhouse for growing tomatoes on top. The novelty of this projects and its claim for sustainability lies in combining these two productions and utilizing synergies between them as well as employing an innovative technological setup for handling the environmental aspects of the production. It is envisioned to include a slaughter- and meat processing facility on-site in order to capture economic value and valorize the products. Further, including these elements is claimed to address problems, which are encountered in the conventional production, regarding animal welfare and working conditions for employees.The exploration accounts for the entanglement and the shape-shifting that happens as the project moves between different settings (administrative, natural, technical, political and locality). It shows how the project gains a life of it is own as a public imaginary and escapes the immediate control of the originators; how it becomes a multiple object that sometimes forms a whole (for some people, in some place and for some purpose) and it investigates the processes through which the weak, not-yet-stable (partially existing) thing comes into being as a socio-technical network.
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedRGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014 - Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London, London, Storbritannien
Varighed: 26 aug. 201429 aug. 2014


KonferenceRGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014
LokationRoyal Geographical Society, Kensington, London

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