Høje Gladsaxe - Intergenerational connections
How can we rethink the ‘neighbourhood for generations,’ inviting people of different ages to live together and share their skills and time?
Our recent research and findings from our publication “The Hacktivist Guide to Food Security,” informed a rich opportunity to leverage our specific knowledge of food systems to develop a strategic and integrative approach for the Høje Gladsaxe community. Our strategy used food to facilitate greater social cohesion and intergenerational relationships within the local neighborhood.
Through methods of community visioning workshops, demographic mapping, and site-specific community engagement activities, existing local food initiatives, municipalities, residents, and leading members of the community came together to explore the nuances and traditions of the diverse community. Resulting in a holistic design solution that is culturally relevant while prompting opportunities for active hands-on engagement and cross-pollination amount different age groups.
Learn more about our winning proposal "Feed-Back," developed for the Landsbyggefonden's idea competition at neighborhoodsforgenerations.com and visit our video about the project here.