Mad & Sted - Et studie af sammenhængen mellem land og by

Lærke Isabel Norup Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


There exists a division between the rural and the urban parts of Denmark, and through this thesis, I want to contribute to the geographical field, with the study of how local produced food can play a role in connecting the rural with the urban Denmark. The problem statement is: How does local produced vegetables bring urban dwellers in a closer connection to the rural areas in Denmark, and how does this relationship challenge dominant narratives of the rural-urban divide in Denmark? The conceptual framework unfolds an examination of place and food, and how they interact. To create the empirical grounding for the analysis, interview and participant observation are used, as methods, in a case study of the city based food corporation Københavns Fødevarefællesskab. By combining the empirical data with the concepts of place and food, my thesis argues how food connects the rural with the urban. The important findings are, that food, through it’s journey from the farm to the kitchen, creates a material connection, (måske en anden opdeling her) while food as an object, creates a new visual identity for places in the city. Furthermore the emotional bonds are seen in city dwellers’ connection with the local food, through their senses, change in praxis and storytelling, and memories. The discussion is made, that local food is a strong connection between city dwellers and the countryside, but also that local food has a lot of potential to become an even stronger way of connecting the urban and the rural areas in Denmark.

UddannelserGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato24 maj 2016


  • mad
  • sense of place
  • urban
  • casestudie
  • sted
  • by
  • rural
  • land