Distortion og retten til byrummet

Jannick Bredo Lillelund, Anna Dorete Falkenberg & Amanda Høy Birkesholm

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines the challenges and conflicts of the planning processes that Distortion has and how Distortion occupies the public spaces and if they have the right to the city. The project is centered on Distortion’s street parties as a case for the study. Distortion is a five-day long festival, which celebrates night and streetlife of Copenhagen where the street parties celebrates the streetlife. The street parties are being studying by a wide range of theories consisting of urbanism, public spaces, performative and temporary spaces and events in public areas. The theories have given an understanding of the social contexts where the case operates. The street parties are analyzed based on the presented theories and they create an understanding of the street parties’ influence of the public space and how the street parties can be seen as temporary and performative events. The points, which are discussed centers around Distortion has the right to the city, Distortion as an important attraction for Copenhagen and the future of Distortion. The paper concludes that everybody has a right to the city including Distortion but initiative has to be taken to claim this right. Furthermore Distortion’s street parties are functioning well at the moment in Copenhagen’s urban environment but faces problems in the planning processes which have to be dealt with in the future due to their future development.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato6 jun. 2014
VejledereMartin Severin Frandsen


  • Offentlige byrum
  • Gadefest
  • Distortion
  • Byrum
  • Event
  • Urbanitet
  • Midlertidige byrum
  • Retten til byen