• Agata Magda Terpinska
4. Term, Lighting Design (Master Programme)
Disadvantaged areas in Copenhagen are characterised by social and physical challenges, greater than those found in the rest of the city. The areas seen as unsafe and unattractive decrease life satisfaction of their residents and drive away potential visitors. Urban regeneration purpose to increase the growth while decrease social isolation of the collapsing areas in the city. This study aims to determine how can a light intervention in disadvantaged areas of Copenhagen help in urban regeneration and strengthen sense of community identity. By developing this work, the intention has been to create a design approach that can be used in deprived areas to add a new layer of lighting to the nocturnal urban scenario. The research is followed by design development where engaging participants in the process is determined as a key element in the generation of project for communities. The involvement and social connectedness is triggered by providing a multi-user, interactive and playful design. Behind a success of this project stand willingness to participate but more importantly eagerness to share own image for a public display. The test conducted revealed a relation between the interest in urban project and willingness to share private image demonstrating no relation between this eagerness and its public availability online. The design, based on the findings in focus area can be implemented with adjustments in its elements in other locations. The design proposal consists of a platform for a photos upload, furtherly filtered and a physical interactive installation in the space. They form two visual suppor- ting the engagement in the distinctive manner. Due to a country lockdown caused by global pandemia of COVID-19 therefore University’s restrictions it was not possible to develop a project fully tested and experimen- ted with and as a result provides a design based on the theoretical knowledge.
Publication date28 May 2020
Number of pages61
ID: 333223036