Creactive Space, A Study of Liminal Urban Space and Creativity

Edoardo Bottalico, Giovanna Ottolini & Allan Kortbæk

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper presents an examination of the relationship between urban liminal spaces and creative action. As a point of departure, the Dome of Visions project epitomises space use at sites of liminality in a city in constant flux, Copenhagen. The dome has acted as a focal point upon which to establish, experiment and learn what sort of factors influence citizen creativity, participation and involvement in liminal spaces in general. For this we have used studies of self-performativity, spatial dynamics and theories of liminality. The goal as far as creating the event was concerned to craft an environment within which event attendees could act in a free, creative manner and use the abstract, undefined space of the Dome of Visions to become active performers in the discourse of the evening. Operating on the performance design maxim of one not being able to dictate people's behaviour as such, focus was on creating the conditions under which event participants could be free to act upon as they chose. Democratising the space realms at the Creactive Space event held at the Dome of Visions on the 2nd of May 2013 was a pivotal process in the research process of this project.

UddannelserPerformance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2013
VejledereRahel Leupin


  • Liminality, creativity, space use, dome of visions