This socio-cultural geography project sets out to investigate the spatial traces and the implications of those traces in the public transportation services in the Copenhagen area. Through autoethnographical field studies, photography and video of travelling in buses and trains in the municipality area, this project aims to create a critical spatial analysis with emphasis on the first person narrative, inspired in part by phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty and his approach to the body-subject and hyper-reflection, as well as human geographer Jon Anderson’s approach to places, traces and power. The project finds that the public transportation services - and thus the traveller in these - are being influenced and dominated by interactive screens of varying kind, especially targeting the traveller with news pieces and advertisements aimed at the traveller. The supposed inactive commute with public transportation seems, at least in Copenhagen and the surrounding areas, to be filled with objects inciting activity that constantly seek to address the traveller, thus instilling ideas and ideologies of consumption and loantaking as normative values. As such the public transportation spaces of Copenhagen can be seen as being laden with political as well as ideological values favoring some and excluding other cultural groups.
|Uddannelser||Geografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jun. 2016|
|Vejledere||Thomas Skou Grindsted|