Through fields and ravines – How traditional agriculture meets the future
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About 9000 years ago Romerike was covered by a large flood which created an extremely fertile and draught-tolerant soil, called mjele. This resulted in a highly productive landscape, which today is under pressure as the metropolitan area of Oslo expands. In Norway, farming culture and leisure time in nature and the woods has historic bonds between man and earth. Today, ever-evolving technology in the field of robotics encounters agricultural techniques. At the same time, the territory of Romerike grows from smaller patches to a larger and monotonous way of farming. There lies a deep-rooted potential in rethinking how an agricultural landscape can be seen in the future. By studying the soil, vegetation and social patterns of the territory, a new and «ambi-chronologic» way of viewing the landscape can be achieved. This diploma explores how to use this valuable soil and highlights the importance of not losing the human relationship to food production in the future. It suggests strategies of how this landscape can be seen and experienced, on both agricultural and aesthetic terms, based on vegetation and production patterns.