Caféen i Den Runde Firkant – En undersøgelse af brugerinddragelse, ligeværd og rummelighed

Sara Snoghøj Christensen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


Throughout the last 30 years, Vesterbro’s drug scene has emerged. With the development of the drug scene, political and social strategies has gone from a stress policy to an era where drug users are included in their own treatment and in social policies. This master thesis seek to explore the Café which is a part of Den Runde Firkant – a shelter placed in the neighbourhood Vesterbro in Copenhagen. My ambition is to explore and understand the interaction that occurs in the Café, and to comprehend which conditions can been meaningful and determining for the people who participate. The theoretical framework of the master thesis is based on Michel Foucault’s concepts of power and discourse and is combined with the thoughts of critical psychology, and it’s notions of peoples participation in social practices. I conclude that the Café has a unique way of creating meaningful relations between personal and guests, and that these relationships are generalising peoples ways of participating. The thesis also shows and discusses, that problems exsist in the way the Café is organized – problems such as participation of the caféguest, and that these problems, and the notion of guestpraticipation, originates from neoliberal ideas. Finaly I discuss how these problems can be met, in an attempt of illustrating how the Café, and other shelters can facilitate a room where people can share experiences and expand their action potence.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 aug. 2013
VejledereErik Axel & Helle Bach Riis


  • Foucault, Kritisk psykologi
  • Den Runde Firkant