Abstract This study investigates how a positive communicative forum for the culture of homelessness can be created from the design and execution of a site-specific event. Drawing inspiration from the project “Mød Mig i Kulden”, which focuses on the enlightenment of young homeless people through a theater play, a street event and a photo exhibition, this project saw its origin. However this project rather focuses on the relationship between homeless people and other residents of Copenhagen with the main purpose of reducing the social gap between the two. After attending a guided tour led by Csaba Setet, a homeless man, the decision of using H.C. Ørstedsparken as the location for the execution of the event, Kreative Skygger, was taken, because of its site-specific qualities. The participatory approach to action research is used as the methodical approach in the phase prior to the execution of the event in the communication and negotiation with various partners to create an effect of empowerment, which leads to a shared sense of influence and thereby a neutral research process, least affected by existing power relations between us being the researchers and the observed research field being the various attendants at the event. Relevant theories on site-specific performance, rela- tional aesthetics, liminality and social art are examined to illustrate the problem, which, together with an analysis of Kreative Skygger based on observations made during the event, eventually leads to the conclusion: A micro-utopia was created by the use of thorough site-specific consi- derations and relational aesthetics with a constituted positive discourse, which allowed a positive social interaction between the homeless and other residents of Copenhagen.
|Uddannelser||Performance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 maj 2014|
- performnace-design, kultur, kreative skygger
- Kreative skygger