Hjemfølelse i Blågårdskvarteret

Ali Ibrahim

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This master thesis is a study of the concept "home" and the sense of feeling home in Nørrebros well known multiethnic area Blågårdskvarteret. With a phenomenological approach, and with ethnographic method, this project examined young danish local residents with ethnic backgrounds other then danish, and researched, what it means to feel home, and how this feeling is established in the local area. Furthermore, the project has used a performative approach, and conducted a performative experiment, with the intention to investigate the home feeling, and documenting the dreams and utopias for their home district. The performative experiment has been based on the great classical Arab star from the 60s, Oum Kalthoum, Which is supposed to create a nostalgic feeling in the ethnic residents, and in the end bring forth a sense of home. In the first phase of the project, the research shows that Blågårds neighborhood is first of all a childhood home where the ethnic residents are born and raised, and therefor has a high value. This traditional approach to a home neighborhood, prioritize social life and social relations higher than the site's architectural properties. The homefeeling is related more to values such as community and unity, than the local area in itself. The neighborhood also has values of coexistence, but in some respondents it turns out that the opposite may also be the case. The neighborhoods small gentrification movement, have left less space for social expression for the locals with different ethnic backgrounds. The performative experiment concludes that, music can be used as a symbol or artefact in the urban space, and may help to create a kind of social life that otherwise wouldn’t have occurred. This can give a better understanding of how to open up a new space with room for homely expression, which seems to be necessary to include in neighborhood improvement, so that the neighborhood can maintain values of diversity and coexistence.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato29 jun. 2015
VejledereLasse Koefod & Fabian Holt


  • Hjemfølelse
  • eksperiment
  • stedsoplevelse
  • områdefornyelse
  • Performance