Flytningen af Mozarts Plads: The Relocation of Mozarts Plads

Janosh Heydorn, Nanna Dreyer Mikkelsen, Anna Mie Lind, Søren Kongshøj & Nina Marie Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Purpose: The establishment of a new transit station, as part of the Copenhagen Metro, will require the space of what is now Mozart’s Square. The square houses numerous users, and is both the cultural and the geographical center of the city-district Sydhavnen, which is located in the greater district of Kongens Enghave in the southern area of Copenhagen. Mozart’s Squares, importance for Sydhavnen as a common place for the inhabitants of Sydhavnen, is rooted in the strong social community, which is found in the district. Therefore this paper seeks to explore how a relocation of the square can be orchestrated. Methods: In our research we make use of the ethnographic method. This method is applied in our research of the social practices that unfolds on Mozart’s Square. Additionally we apply the visual ethnography, to visualize these practices and opinions, that is embedded in the square. In our empirical study of the users we furthermore employ the walk-along interview, which is in closing analyzed in a comparative study of two interviews. Theory: Seeing as how we are examining the social practices and thereby the social phenomenon on the square, we take our lead from the phenomenological philosophy of science. Hereby our theory alters between concepts of place attachment, place identity, materiality and immateriality. These concepts form an understanding from which we analyze our empirical studies accordingly. Discussion: From our theoretical starting point, our discussion takes aim at exploring whether or not place identity can be relocated, if attachment to materialities is embedded in a distinct place attachment, and how immaterialities can be embedded in an otherwise material world. Design: Our discussion presents us with a set of criteria, which we find significant for the relocation of Mozart’s Square. Most importantly we find that sense of community, which is rooted in the district of Sydhavnen, should be transferred to the relocation process. Therefor we present a prototype of a process design aimed at including the inhabitants of the square in the process of the relocation. Conclusion: We end by concluding that the sense of community that is found in the square must be transferred to the new square, to accommodate the needs of the inhabitants. A loss of this community would furthermore be contrary to the overall sense of solidarity that is reflected in Sydhavnen. The common remembrances regarding the square must be rooted in the materialities of the square, to create a collective attachment to Mozart’s Square. Finally we find that a process design, which takes into account the needs of the inhabitants, is needed in the relocation of the square.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 jan. 2016
VejledereMartin Severin Frandsen


  • stedsidentitet
  • Sydhavnen
  • Flytning af
  • pladsens bruger*
  • øldrikker
  • Relocation of square
  • tilknytning
  • Mozart's Square
  • immaterialitet
  • Flytning plads
  • Kongens Enghave
  • Mozarts Plads
  • Materialitet
  • Sydhavn