Tobias Hjorth

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract This project focuses on the understanding of the meaning of the identity of Copenhagen. Though this is not the meaning what it means to be a person from Copenhagen, but our interior in the city, and the way our city epicentres are planned. The identity of Copenhagen is allegedly a town which interior is based upon history, tradition and modern Scandinavian design. To understand further about the way we plan our city. I had to use the design manual and the design policy, which is published by a sub department of city council. The manual and policy is an elaborate manual of how to decorate our city with the appropriate design of their choosing. These two manuals are made to achieve a greater and more used city. To find out if they actually used these manuals I used visual ethnography. To understand peoples bond to objects I used Yi-Fu Tuan’s theory of how people bond to a space, or place. Furthermore I used Jan Gehl theory of the perfect city planning. These to theories combined with my visual ethnography gave me the understanding that the identity of Copenhagen is not definable, at least not as the design manual and police planned. The identity does not come from objects; it comes from the interaction with people of the city. It is imperative that the city invites to stay in prober ways so the people feel invited, in that way identity is made.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2013
VejledereCarsten Schjøtt Philipsen