An Eco-Logic of Change: the need for an Affective Re-valuation of Urban Space

Jonas Fritsch*, Kristine Samson

*Corresponding author

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This paper attempts to make a contribution to the growing awareness put forward in this special issue that we need to cultivate new ways of bringing the lived, felt qualities and atmosphere of urban spaces into city planning.

The paper proposes thinking with the entanglements, atmospheric politics and qualities of this critical zone and its throwntogetherness of space through an exploration of how affective data might become instrumental in revaluing urban space attuned to an ecologic of change.

In the paper, we will present a conceptual foundation for the work in relation to an ongoing collaboration with Byhaven på Sundholm (the City Garden in Sundholm). We will focus on the production of different forms of affective data and how it might influence urban planning and technology design, and reflect on the methodological implications this has for our respective fields of inquiry; evental urbanism and affective interaction design.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalGeoforum Perspektiv
Issue number35
Pages (from-to)15-25
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2020


  • affective data
  • evental urbanism
  • ecologies
  • urban space
  • atmospheres
  • urban design
  • sustainability
  • resilient cities
  • attunement
  • ecological change
  • multispecies
  • interaction design
  • co-design

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