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Right now, I am working on a book about UNs 17 goals for sustainable development, art and citizen involvement in rural areas in collaboration with Johan Rosenmunthe. It is based in an in-depth study of the processes and thoughts that unfolded in connection with the creation of the world goal sculpture park in Odsherred

I am also writing two articles on local wool and textile crafts as a lever for sustainable rural development. The articles are offshoots of a larger Horizon application from 2022.

In addition, I am the PI of an ERASMUS+ project on the cultural life of young people in the countryside, a research project on Quality of life in the countryside and a research project on sustainable culture in rural areas.

In general, my research focus is on rural-urban relations in relation to landscape, business and cultural life with a focus on the development dynamics of everyday life, entrepreneurship and the political conditions for these. I mainly use ethnographic methods supplemented by register data and surveys.

My approach to research is characterized by being interdisciplinary, having a close dialogue with the public and is oriented towards creating research-based contributions to the social debate, policy and planning.


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