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Søren Skovby Sølvhøj

Studenteropgave: Speciale


From a philosophical scientific positioning in phenomenology and hermeneutics, the thesis analyses the urban spatial phenomenon Røde Plads. It´s an investigation, which stresses the spatial production, as an interaction, between politics, use of space and culture, referring to the urban field. Furthermore it´s a spatial production as an exchange between social life and materials. In this sense, the space is seen as an effect of aesthetic, whereby communication of political intensions for the urban culture takes place, reflected in the materials and symbols contained in the city space. The thesis sees the city space characterized by artificial form belonging to the performative social and political engaged and intervenient art as a specific urban phenomenon. So the representation of the aesthetic symbols is seen as an influence on the use of the city space which is used as a measurement of how the space is function to political visions constitution of space and urban culture. The constitution is looked upon as the result of reflective and pre-reflective processes happening in a sensual perception, where the human body is the key to experience. In the exchange between the social and materials, the spatial production is understood as a field of vitalizing energies and disciplining power processes, referring to the institutional system at one hand and on the other hand referring the life practices of ordinary people. This analyzing perspective is placed in an understanding of the society, known by immaterial production and degradation of the singularity of specific areas in the society.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato3 sep. 2012
VejledereCharlotte Engberg & Kirsten Simonsen


  • semiotik, æstetik, kommunikation, praksis
  • Byrum