Fra ghetto til bydel

Karoline Nielsen, Line Nielsen, Frederikke Høgsgaard, Camilla Hyld & Simone Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract Gellerup has evolved into a unintentional direction, which creates a need for a physical reconstruction of the area. The hope is that the use of a comprehensive physical restructure will remedy the structural problems prevailing the area. In 2011 the government established a 'ghetto list’, which, through five parameters, characterizes areas as exposed districts or 'ghettos', by the use of five parameters. This gave rise to a negative hegemonic discourse that stigmatizes the area and its residents and thereby aggravates the problems prevailing the area. These stigmas are based on several different levels and are based on ethnicity, social class and space. Which is why they are essential for the residents possibilities of developing symbolic capital and thus crucial to their ability to contribute to the empowermentprocess which is a crucial component of the ‘Helhedsplan’. The empowermentplanners fear that empowering citizens of low symbolic capital may result a development contradictory to the wishes of the future residents. Based on this fear the empowermentplanners whishes to limit the influence of the current group of residents by empowerment of paticipation through which their influence can be limited to restricted areas off the Helhedsplan as a whole. As a result the citizens find it hard to identify themselves in the future plan of the area. Finally, it is debatable whether it is the aim of the empowermentplanner’s to empower the current group of residents, as they would not want for the current residents with low symbolic capital to stay in the area.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2015
VejledereMikkel Flohr


  • empowerment
  • Gellerup
  • borgerinddragelse
  • ghetto
  • Wacquant
  • byfornyelse
  • Helhedsplan