Roskilde University researchers, who is part of the Invio network, are taking part in developing a handful of new innovation projects.
One project seeks to develop a diffuse hotel (‘Købstadshotel’) in the peripheral small town of Rødby, on the island of Lolland. A diffuse hotel, known from Italian experiences, mobilise and make use of otherwise empty houses and apartment in peripheral locations, to make a scattered hotel where rooms are distributed around the town or village. The intervention make use of and add life to resources available and is thus a coping strategy for local development in depopulated areas. Rødby’s main street has rather many empty houses, including historical buildings such as the Warehouse (developing into a cultural centre), the Town Hall (with potential rooms and hotel reception) and the wonderful Old Grocer’s Shop. The project is developed together with the NORRØN architectural office, a local cultural association, Lolland Municipality, nearby Lalandia Resort and University College Zealand.
Another innovation project ‘Futureland’ seeks to develop camps for young people making history a resource for the future. The project builds on experiences from ‘The Kings Journey’, where Invio was engaged in 2016. The ambition to engage young people in designing attractions and redesigns and development at existing museums and attractions making experiences of the past relevant for reflections and designs for the future. The project is lead from Lejre, near Roskilde (the legendary area of the formation of Denmark) and involves a list a museums and cultural and educational institutions around Denmark.