The New Materiality of the Social: N/a

Studenteropgave: Speciale (inkl. HD afgangsprojekt)

  • Anders Holden Deleuran
The thesis is developed as a contribution to the research project “Performative Urban Environments, Amagerbrogade, Copenhagen” conducted by PHD student Bo Stjerne Thomsen in cooperation with amongst others the municipality of Copenhagen. Based on the experiences and knowledge gained on the 9th semester individual project, the thesis seeks to further explore the concept of environments and object which “perform”. Through an extensive site analysis it is concluded that the project site on Amagerbrogade currently exists as a “non-place”. This consequently leads to a principal study of the humanistic and phenomenological aspects of “place” as a concept. From this study a number of conclusions are made which suggests an approach to how we might generate an increased sense of social awareness and interaction in order to counter the basic lack of humanity of “non-places” by introducing material object into the city which holds the capacity to “perform” in certain ways. Following this, a process of design exploration is conducted by employing a range of both formative and simulation-driven digital design techniques which all seek to inflect the material capacity to “perform” into the design proposals which emerge as the result of this process.
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato2008
Antal sider116
Udgivende institutionAAU
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