What can rurality mean in an "urban age"? 

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.

For instance, in September 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution concluding a UN Declaration for the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. This resolution comes in direct response to the increasing discussions related to the future of rural space (read more           ). 

We believe rural space is changing socially, culturally and economically. 

Based in rural Denmark, Rural Agentur specializes in creating space for rural communities and articulate rural potential.

For us, architecture is foremost a social gesture, an on-going 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.  


Rural Agentur is founded in 2018 by Anna Sofie Hvid, MA Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University, and builds on a trans-disciplinary network of architects, cultural planners, artists, craftsmen and farmers from UK, Germany and  Denmark.


Together with our clients, we investigate the spatial values of rurality.



Rural Agentur is based in the reality, we work with.


The office of Rural Agentur is based on                            , a farm and social institution in the village of Jystrup,  55 kilometers outside Copenhagen. 

Grounded by our local context, we aim at addressing global issues related to the future of rural space.  



We bring rurality into discussion! Through a series of events, we gather groundbreaking perspectives on rurality.  

Check out the events to come, or dig into the archive material from past events.

Upcoming Events

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Past events

Tor Nørretranders lecture at Østagergård.

March 6th 

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

January 24-25th 

Contemporary Ruralities // Changing Grounds. Public symposium at Danish Architecture Centre in connection with the exhibition ’Going Rural’ by Rural Agentur. 


With Christophe Golay, Marten Kuijpers, Nikos Katsikis, Pieter Versteegh & Anna Sofie Hvid. Research presentations by Ida Bjallerbæk Pedersen, Sofia Priisholm Petersen & Sho Murayama & Sam Collins. 

The symposium brings together architects, researchers, artists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to investigate the cracks and lines in approaching rurality today. 

Access audios and presentations through the archive link below. 

Reading The Rural Workshop with Sahir Patel

November 8th 

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 across urban and non-urban landscapes.

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.


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Rural Agentur Slettebjergvej 21, 4174 Jystrup Denmark. CVR 40079726. + 45 60 52 64 57.

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Anna Sofie Hvid 2019 I Photo Sif Pedersen