Resilience on the rooftop: A spatial analysis of an urban nature site in Copenhagen

Jeremy Hektor Payne-Frank

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis report looks at the production of urban natures in Copenhagen, through a spatial
analysis of ØsterGRO, a rooftop urban farm in Copenhagen. It focuses on the different practices, processes and representations that are shaped by social relations between multiple stakeholders, and the ongoing production of space. Sustainable development is critiqued as the main driver behind contemporary urban nature interventions; allowing for a neoliberal logic to enter and dominate the social sphere. The term resilience is therefore introduced as a means of revealing possibilities for adaptive and transformative moments, that highlight how urban spaces may be produced in different ways. The analysis of ØsterGRO discusses how rethinking notions of community, enclosure, calculability and nonhuman relations can lead towards potentials for imaginary futures of urban nature space.

UddannelserSpatial Design and Society, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 aug. 2018
Antal sider73
VejledereDavid Pinder