Containerbyen som udtryk

Adam Øster Posselt, Amanda Thonning Houman, Lasse Ringø Hansen, Maria Otte Arildsen & Søren Vilhelmsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines how actives in Containerbyen represent the place, and whether this representation can lead to a conclusion of what Containerbyen can be said to be an expression of. The methodological approach to gathering empirical data, is semi structured interviews and observations. In the statements of our informants, three continuously recurring themes appears: ‘Accessibility’, ‘Alternative city’ and ‘Meaning and value’. These themes form the analytical framework of the project, in which we will draw upon Stuart Hall’s conception of representation and the corresponding theoretical terms: code, concept and meaning. The discussion of the degree to which the actives’ representation of Containerbyen can illuminate what the place is an expression of, will include David Harvey. This is done with the aim of facilitating an understanding from a macro perspective, what Containerbyen is an expression of. Through this discussion we can partially conclude that Containerbyen, from Harvey’s perspective, can be seen as an expression of resistance towards the capitalist processes of urbanization. A contradiction to this understanding is the cooperation between Containerbyen and the municipality. In line with this, we found it relevant to draw upon the verbalization of some of our informants, expressing the perception of this cooperation as being an experiment. With this in mind, we conclude that Containerbyen, despite the cooperation with the municipality, can still be said to be expressive of a rise against the capitalist processes of urbanization. However, this should be seen as a new form of resistance, which facilitates a struggle against capitalist forms of urbanization via the cooperation with the municipality.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato15 jun. 2015


  • Containerbyen
  • Michel Foucault
  • Repræsentation
  • Stuart Hall