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Nordic Sustainable Cities
The Nordic Sustainable Cities exhibition is based on the premise that climate change is an irreversible reality, in the face of which theorizations, discourses and discussions on sustainability no longer have a margin: they must become concrete facts.
Sustainability aims in a broad way to establish a balance between human action and environmental resources. Meet the needs of the present without exceeding the limits of renewal of our natural resources, without thereby sacrificing life on the planet for future generations. According to this intention, different Nordic countries have been developing projects that aim, from different perspectives, at sustainable development.
The embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have wanted to share these experiences, encouraging dialogue with our reality. We see in Chile how urban overpopulation, the excessive construction market and, on the other hand, extractive policies in rural, coastal and mountain ranges have accelerated environmental deterioration and endangered both natural resources and health, well-being and the quality of life of large communities.
The environmental problem is currently a rift that cuts across individual and collective lives, not only in our country, but throughout Latin America. Knowing and familiarizing ourselves with original solutions, where architecture and engineering are put at the service of health, transport, the economy, human relations and the protection of the atmosphere is an enriching experience that Centro Cultural La Moneda has wanted to propose to the local public.
Divided into five chapters, Nordic Sustainable Cities presents various projects that are fully operational – all of which respond, in one or more way, to the sustainable growth objectives set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
We are in a global scenario, perhaps of unprecedented complexity, where everyone – regardless of socioeconomic status, educational level, town or country of origin – has been subjected to an epidemiological threat that has forced us to modify our life systems for a significant period of time. We live in uncertainty today, but at the same time we know more than before that the resumption of all our activities will require, now in fact, the environmental awareness that we have internalized in the discourse.
In a post-pandemic scenario that we are not yet able to configure, community life will take on a new meaning. This orientation, which requires updating our levels of empathy and encounter with the other, is being progressively internalized by the Nordic countries and we hope that it will also be so in Chile, in honor of a long-delayed commitment to our natural heritage and our environment, and in pursuit of a more equitable and sustainable life for our society.
Park‘n’Play / Konditaget Lüders, 2014-2016. Copenhague, Dinamarca
© Fotografía: R. Hjortshøj