Urban Community Gardens’ Contribution to the New Rurality: An Example from Stockholm (Sweden)
2016 (English)In: Challenges for the New Rurality in a Changing World: Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on Localized Agri-Food Systems: 8-10 May 2016, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden / [ed] Paulina Rytkönen & Ursula Hård, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2016, 37-38 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In the global North, there has been a considerable renewed interest for urban agriculture (UA) as a means to re-localize food systems by shortening food supply chains. This can be done by local food initiatives, such as community gardens. This paper is iscussing community gardens in Stockholm. We have choose to look at community gardens under the lens of neoliberal governmentality. Material has been gathered through participatory attendants on meetings, interviews and surveys. The results show that in Stockholm one can to some extent see urban gardening practices as agents of counter-neoliberal urban transformation. But also as an expression of the new rurality were the citizens desire to shorten the food chain and re connect with their food and to create new food regimes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2016. 37-38 p.
COMREC Studies in Environment and Development, ISSN 1652-2877 ; 12
urban agriculture, Stockholm, Sweden, community gardens, governmentality
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31916ISBN: 978-91-980607-1-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-31916DiVA: diva2:1070175
7th International Conference on Localized Agri-Food Systems, Stockholm, May 8-10, 2016.
FunderThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies