DET 'NYE' BORGERMØDE - Bachelorprojekt om optimering af borgermødeformatet for lokalplansforslag i høring vha. performative greb

Camilla Boye Mikkelsen

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


The following project is rooted within performance design and urban planning studies, and examines how performative aspects can optimise the format of public meetings in a municipality. It’s furthermore rooted within the scientific theoretical approach called ‘the topographical turn’.
The problem area surrounding the research question consists of theories on performative urbanism, participatory culture in urban planning processes and network governance in urban planning. In spirit of the problem area, the project seeks to validate or falsify the hypothesis, that the current format of public meetings, is the reason as to why city citizens won’t participate in public meetings in municipalities. This will be examined in two parts.

Firstly, through a case study of public meetings within the municipality of Frederiksberg. The empirical data for this part, has been gathered through participant observation. This will lead to a thorough assessment and analysis of the public meeting format in the municipality of Frederiksberg, underpinned by performance theory on ‘gathering-acting out-dispersing’ and ‘processions’ by Professor of Performing Arts, Richard Schechner, ‘social drama’ by anthropologist Victor Turner and spatial theory by musicologist Christopher Small. The analysis will help identify current formatting issues in respectively the ‘beginning’, ‘middle’ and ‘end’ of public meetings.

Secondly, the results gathered from the analysis will be put through an ideation process. This will be underpinned by theory on design thinking in urban planning processes, immersive theatre and performative urbanism and participatory culture. This have led to three possible ways to solve current formatting issues. Lastly I will discuss my derived points in the light of my knowledge conceived through my problem area, analysis, theory and ideation process. This leads to an overall conclusion that performative aspects won’t call for more participants to participate in public meetings. Performative aspects can however be used as a way to optimise the public meeting format, so it consolidates diverse hearing statements and democratic participation from the city’s citizens. Henceforth a public meeting format will be able to draw on performative aspects in order to show willingness to cooperate and to ensure democratic citizen participation and involvement.

UddannelserPerformance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) BachelorPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2019
Antal sider49
VejledereKristine Samson


  • borgermøde
  • performative greb
  • lokalplan
  • lokalplansforslag
  • performativ urbanisme
  • deltagelseskultur
  • høring
  • borgermødeformat
  • design thinking
  • byplanlægning
  • performance design
  • plan, by og proces