After spending time in the Swiss countryside, I got interested in the interaction of art and agriculture. To understand better how agricultural production nowadays works I visited an orchids grower in Monster. The technical sophistication of the production is impressive.
The gap between urban and rural culture is becoming wider. While an idealized view of the countryside is common, the reality is that the countryside has rapidly modernized and transformed in an urban-industrialized society. These transformation will continue and create policy challenges because the use of land, materials and energy will increasingly meet natural limits. How could public participation and small-scale […]