Urban Participation - Urban Non-participation

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

The project looks into various forms of urban participation - from art in public spaces to activist and collaborative urban culture. The focus is also on non-participation, when citizens chose not to take part, or individuals transgress the framework for participation. The project raises the question what is participation in urban culture today? Is urban culture merely contributing to the city with its maelstroms of affect, or can urban culture be understood as a critical stance against affective urbanisation with its gentrification, commerce and accellerated production? And finally, what are the alternatives to urban culture? In literature, Walden chose to live in the woods while Bartleby "preferred not to". How can we today escape the life in the city, and what is the role of the citizen when urban institutions and urban planning increasingly ask citizens to take part? The project "Urban Participation - Urban Non-participation" is part of the FKK funded network, TAKE PART chaired by Birgit Erikson, AU.
AcronymUP-UN
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2018

Keywords

  • Urban culture
  • Urban activism
  • Art in public spaces
  • Performance art
  • non-participation
  • neo-liberal cities
  • Performance studies
  • Critical urbanism
  • Life in the woods
  • Life in the city

Research Output

  • 1 Journal article

Becoming Citizen: Spatial and Expressive Acts when Strangers Move In

Kærgaard Andersen, P., Mouritzen, L. & Samson, K., 29 Aug 2018, In : Social Inclusion. 6, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Activities

  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 3 Lecture and oral contribution

Nomad Knowledge and the minor history of performance design

Kristine Samson (Speaker)

25 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

File

Performative Urbanism

Kristine Samson (Organizer), & Christina Louise Zaff Juhlin (Organizer)

16 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

File

Deltagelseskultur: event, aktivisme og urbane fællesskaber

Kristine Samson (Participant)

21 Sep 201722 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The Places and Paradoxes of Participation

Kristine Samson (Speaker)

27 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution