Purpose: The current refugee-crisis, as it is popularly named, has, to a large degree, created turmoil
within the countries of the EU. Furthermore, the arrival of refugees, raises a number of difficulties within
a Danish context. We find that the refugee-situation have split the nation into two divergences. On the
one hand, we have a parliament, that to a large extent, problematize the fact that the country now has
to create social welfare for more people. Conversely on the other hand, we see a civic society which
wants to embrace the refugees with open arms. In this project we want to identify ways with which we
can create meaningful and respectful integration, by giving the newly arrived refugees a stronger say in
current planning issues. In doing so we explore the opportunities for creating a social/cultural platform,
aimed at creating new cultural ties and new forms of socialization in a residential neighborhood in the
municipality of Frederiksberg in the greater area Hovedstadsområdet.
Methods: In the structuring of our empirical research we draw on theories from Urban Co-Creation, IPA
and a number of deviations within action-research. Our research contains both a semi-structured
interview and a workshop aimed at identifying problems within the neighborhood of Betty Nansens Allé
Theory: Our theoretical section covers theories about social reproduction as explained by Bourdieu,
empowerment-theory and theories about co-production in the context of Danish urban planning. The
focus of our theoretical section is anchored around refugees living in BTA.
Analysis: In our analysis we evaluate on our empirical research in connection with our theoretical
framework. Hereby we explore how elements of empowerment, social reproduction and co-production
relates to the neighborhood-problems, that our respondents concretize.
Discussion: The former mentioned theoretical and analytical exploration leads to discussions about (1)
how a workshop could be better constructed drawing on our experiences relating to BTA, (2) whether
or not the theory about social reproduction is an appropriate theory for understanding the notion of
being a refugee, (3) how we can challenge the power-positions that relates to our roles as planners and
facilitators and (4) relevant differences between our design process and other Urban Co-Creation
Conclusion: We end by concluding that empowerment and co-production should be a central part of
planning for refugees if we want to plan for a diverse and multicultural future.
|Uddannelser||Plan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 maj 2016|
|Vejledere||Majken Toftager Larsen|
- Kulturel kapital
- Social reproduktion
- Urban Co-Creation