‘Greenland revisited’ provides a comprehensive reassessment of the mostly residential buildings that were constructed by the Danish state agency Greenland Technological Institute (GTO), most of them in the 1960s. It also contains reflections on the lessons learned, on colonialism versus good intentions and on universal versus specific ideals and values.
The book portrays the breathtaking natural landscapes of Ilulissat Ice Fiord and Nuuk Fiord and outlines some of the threats against their natural splendor. It also features articles about two of the finest design manifestations of Greenlandic culture: the kayak and the women’s national costume.
The publication is lavishly illustrated with examples of architecture and design and new photos of architecture in Ilulissat, Nuuk and other locations. Text in Danish and English.