This Time It's Political? En analyse af Roskilde Festival som appliceret urbanitet

Anna Ingemann Jensen & Jakob Sejrup Villadsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The thesis analyses the Danish musicfestival Roskilde Festival as city – or rather as an applicated urbanity and asks, how it unfolds in the tension between a strategic and a tactical level, and how this expression can assume a political form. The thesis is an attempt to conceptualize, how Roskilde Festival can be observed as an urban practice and thus as an political practice, which can challenge the dominant notion of the political, that typically takes its point of departure in the political institutions. Roskilde Festival as an urban practice is constructed strategic through the articulation of the festival as 'temporary city' by the festival organisation, but also tactical by the festival participants, whose rhythms modulate and commentate on the rhythms of the everyday life. The thesis statement is answered through three subanalyses that addresses the strategic and the tactical stories about the festival and its political potential.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato2 sep. 2013
VejledereJesper Visti Hansen


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