Food, culture and urban development. A case study of the Food market Reffen.

Kristina Salgaard Selsner, Jeremy Longo, Sara Sinico, Giacomo Venturoli & Dávid Márk Popper

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


The purpose of the paper is to investigate how Reffen work as a social space. Furthermore, how these social interactions affect the space in itself as well as the people working there and guests visiting the area and socializing with each other. By presenting Reffen as an arena of ever-growing thrown togetherness, authenticity and hospitality, we get multiple different views, of the social interaction that happens in Reffen, in our analysis’. In order to answer these matters, as well as our sub question revolving around whether or not gentrification is present in Reffen. We utilized four theories in order to answer these questions, these theories are linked to different theorists, such as Tim Cresswell and Doreen Massey, which is our main theorists.
Moreover, we have gathered our own data by using participant observation and ethnography. This data includes silent observation notes and small conversations with the people working in the stalls at the food market, these observations work as the basis of our analysis’. Our results show that Reffen most certainly is a space full of different social interactions. We are exposing that there are many different ways that this place is being experienced. The goal of the project was to make readers think and have a better understand of Reffen and the social experiences that are happening in the food market. It is not only a food market, but a space of cultural multiplicity. The experience of Reffen is a subjective experience that changes from each user, there is more to this space than just food.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
VejledereLinda Lapiņa