Istedgade: Space Wars

Tringa Berisha, Maiken Hollænder Larsen, Mariachiara Faraon & Signe Skovgård Petersson

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


The aim of this project is to investigate the multi-layered structures of Istedgade, located in central Copenhagen, through an ethnographic approach. In order to discover what effects gentrification has had on the local environment on Istedgade, this project focuses on the terms membership and territory determined by class, race and gender. A cultural backdrop will be introduced in order to understand gentrification’s historical process and, furthermore, will lead to an introduction of the concepts of emancipatory and revanchist cities. These global concepts will set the frame for an analysis with the intention to categorize Vesterbro as either the former or latter. The project is based on empirical data gathered through participant observations, unstructured interviews and informal conversations. In analyzing the data, the project follows three doctrines inspired by Tim Cresswell’s Place (2009); the location, locale and sense of place, in tandem with a fusion of different traditions within semiotics. Conclusively, via analyses of the history, identity, physical space and social interactions post 1990s renewal of Istedgade, the project offers insight into its aftermath.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato16 dec. 2018
Antal sider62
VejledereChristian Groes