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No. 7 2009The: The longing for slowness


Swine influences

Another model can be found for Swedish agriculture. In slow, small-scale farming, there is a synthesis discernible between a globalised consumer society and traditional local society.

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Sustainable path to efficiency

We live in a world that is in love with the transitory, the impermanent, the short-term. This notion of unsustainability which characterises our era is bad - for the economy as well as for the environment. However, there are other, more efficient and far-sighted paths to take.

Another world, another rhythm

The philosopher Paul Virilio argues that the faster information is, the more fragmented and incomplete it is. Entering the world of slowness means saying no to the demands that mass culture and consumerism make on people today.

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The paradox of slowness

It is precisely what we want to speed up that is experienced as being slow, because we have already overtaken our experience. Once something is said to go too slowly, it cannot go fast enough.

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Editor's Column

Inefficient speed

The post-war era's truly unique contribution to architectural history - the suburb - can be viewed as the very symbol of 20th century cultural and social development in the West. Some of the most characteristic features of the last century are brought together in the suburb.

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NR 7 2009

Axess Magasin

Är en tidskrift inom området humaniora/samhällsvetenskap och utges av Axess Publishing AB. Tidskriftens målsättning är att fungera som en knutpunkt mellan den akademiska och den publicistiska sfären.


Chefredaktör: PJ Anders Linder
Redaktörer: David Andersson, Mats Wiklund, Jan Söderqvist.
Redaktionssekreterare: Katarina O’Nils Franke
Redaktionsråd: Peter Elmlund, Thomas Gür, Peter Luthersson, Nathan Shachar, Louise Belfrage
Ansvarig utgivare: Peter Elmlund


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