Rural Agentur is a research-based architecture studio focusing on rural space as one of the most controversial spaces in the 21st century.
We live in a so-called ‘urban age’. Simultaneously, we experience radical transformations of rural spaces.
At Rural Agentur, we do rural planning and architectural design for a complex rural future.
Solving issues in the countryside related land use, future housing and infrastructure, protection of the environment and biodiversity is part of our rural agenda.
Upcoming events at the farm office
We are currently closed for public events due to Covid-19
Lecture by Tor Nørretranders on Østagergård, March 6th 2020
Do we dare think positively about the future? and how can a sense of community and resonance with the [human and non-human] "Umwelt" provide a platform for possible sustainable futures?
Listen to the lecture though the archive link below (in Danish).
Contemporary Ruralities // Changing Grounds.
Public symposium at Danish Architecture Centre in connection with the exhibition ’Going Rural’ by Rural Agentur.
The symposium brings together architects, researchers, artists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to convey the cracks and lines in approaching rurality today.
Here you will be able to find out more about it and access to the presented material.
Reading The Rural Workshop
With this workshop we wish to convey techniques of approaching the rural through remote sensing, a method which allows for a complex understanding of the physical changes in the non-urban landscape.
This workshop aims at creating an understanding and an image of “The Rural” as multiple entities that will be constructed by overlaying ‘data’ produced by various institutions operating at different resolutions and from different parts of the planet.
About the Agentur
Rural Agentur was founded in 2018 by Anna Sofie Hvid in direct response to the United Nations Human Rights Council passing a resolution concluding a UN Declaration for the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas.
The resolution is symptomatic of the increasing discussions related to rural space.
Rural Agentur is today a growing design team and international network.
The premis of our work is that rural space is changing rapidly - both demographically, economically and environmentally.
In a nearby future, rural areas will look radically different than they look today.
We believe, we need better design approaches for future concepts of rurality.
Based on our biodynamic farm and social institution Østagergård in Denmark, Rural Agentur specializes in designing spaces for rural communities and rural stakeholders.
For us, architecture is foremost a social gesture - a process, which spans from the informal conversation on the plough field to the spaces we co-create, and the research-based architectural solutions we offer.
Together with our clients, we create the future of rurality.