This research project endeavours a broader understanding of the lived life in a small alternative rural-style community within the city. The goal is to create a more nuanced and insightful view on the consequences of the liquid modernity, as it applies on local communities in the city landscape of Copenhagen. From a clear phenomenological and hermeneutical point of view and with our empirical material created through extensive fieldwork, we seek answers and understanding through a number of qualitative research methods at a particular alternative residential place; Ballonparken, a closed military installation inside Copenhagen. The project also builds on a theoretical framework based on critiques of the city in the liquid society, from Henri Lefebvre, Zygmunt Bauman, David Harvey and the planning rationales of John Friedmann. Through observation and qualitative interviews with the residents, we conclude through our analysis, how the development of planning and maintaining the areas around and physical structures within Ballonparken correlates with the social mindsets of its inhabitants of Ballonparken. The inhabitants of Ballonparken has created and continually recreates a piece of alternative society, as they see best fit to live in. Although Ballonparken as of today has reached status as an independent foundation, we see that there is an ongoing internal struggle between residents regarding the wish for more private life, as opposed to the existing structure of communal toilets and baths etc. If these patterns continues, we predict it can have harming consequences on the social ties in Ballonparken.
|Uddannelser||Plan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 maj 2014|
|Vejledere||Carsten Schjøtt Philipsen|