Karise Permatopia - Vejen til Det Gode Liv

Andreas Holmgaard Larsen, Amanda Sidsel Voltzmann, Jens Møs Rasmussen & Adam Engberg Johannsen

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This case study examines the lives and settlement of the citizens in the ecovillage Karise Permatopia, with the purpose of exploring a possible alternative way of life that counteracts the accelerating society and the apocalyptic evolvement of the climatic crisis.
With the use of critical theory and recent philosophical discussions this study applies a normative ideal of the good life in the evaluation of the citizens way of life.
The latest generation of critical theory considers the accelerating society the main difficulty for human emancipation, which is why the theory by Hartmut Rosa plays a major influence on this study's approach to the lives of the citizens. The thoroughly considered elements within the good life include: Environmental sustainability, social interaction and contact with nature.
Firstly this study finds that the interviewees main motive for settlement in Karise Permatopia is an attempt to escape the accelerating society, as well as a wish to enhance the ability to better the environment, to gain a new way of socialising and to increase contact with nature.
Secondly this study finds that the interviewees experience resonance in accordance with the elements of the good life. Even though the amount of resonance vary across the different elements in the lives of the interviewees. Especifically the contact with nature is less apparent compared to the other elements. Nonetheless the estimation is that all the elements of the good life is present in the interviewees experience of living in the ecovillage. Furthermore Karise Permatopia is subject to certain circumstances that suppresses the chance of the citizens experiencing the good life. Likewise the citizens are forced to renunciate specific behavior and pleasures that they associate with the urban life they previously had. Therefore Karise Permatopia is conclusively a way to the good life for some, but not for everyone.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2019
Antal sider76
VejledereRasmus Willig


  • Rosa
  • Hartmut
  • Økosamfund
  • Økolandsby
  • kritisk teori
  • Karise Permatopia
  • Permatopia
  • Permakultur