This study investigates how humans perceive the more-than-human worlds in the era of the ecological crisis. The study explores how urban space can hold the potential to change the mindset of humans towards a sense of connectedness to other beings in the context of a nature playground located in Copenhagen. It examines if the playground functions as a transforma-tive space in the translation of the more-than-human worlds or if it commits acts of violence. This study builds upon observations and sensorial engagement at the playground as well as information found on webpages belonging to those in charge of the playground. When investi-gating the material, the study concluded that playground holds the potential to be a trans-formative space, yet severe acts of violence are committed and therefore the space reproduc-es the already existing power hierarchy that perceives humans as above all other beings. De-spite all requirements for enchantment and embodied space is present at the playground, the layout and framing of the space doesn’t embrace or leave room for this to unfold and foster new mindsets. A focus on enchantment, embodied space and transformative space can influ-ence the human perception to see connections over differences and therefore it can nurture an emotional connection to the more-than-human, placing beings equally in the world.
|Uddannelser||Nordisk byplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||6 jan. 2020|
- transformativt rum