Musikkvarteret i Herlev - et case studie

Ninette Nielsson, Kristian Rishøj, Nicolaj Leth, Laurits Ehlers, Rasmus Fisker-Clausen & Maria Frost

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project aims to investigate how an existing, unknown area within a city, through certain methodological and theoretical frameworks, can be approached in order to create new knowledge about said area. In our project we have worked with the area Musikkvarteret in the city of Herlev in an attempt to learn more about the area. Our original task was to help the municipality of Herlev acquire certain layman knowledge about this particular area, as a result of them considering transforming a part of the area, which consists mainly of small-scale industry, into a private residential area. Through the methods of ethnographic fieldwork and participating observation, we have created a certain amount of empirical knowledge that we feel could be useful for Herlev municipality to facilitate in a process of planning. Furthermore, we have analysed this collected material in order to extract the most seemingly relevant challenges that Musikkvarteret is facing. The analysis has been filtered through various theories concerning Communicative Planning and Narratology in planning. We feel sufficiently able to argue that the empirical material we have collected can be used as a tool in a communicative planning process between Herlev municipality and the citizens and workers in Musikkvarteret. The knowledge we have created by the above-mentioned methods can be said to work as the step in this particular planning situation, and requires for the city planner involved to take on the role of the ‘process-planner’. We suggest that this is the most considerate and appropriate way to find the best solutions to the challenges and problems in Musikkvarteret.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 maj 2015
VejledereMartin Severin Frandsen


  • Musikkvarteret
  • etnografi
  • planlægning
  • Kommunikativ Planlægning