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Gothenborg’s Jubileumsparken 0.5 and Frihamnen

explorations into the aesthetic of DIY

Dahl, Caroline (2016). Gothenborg’s Jubileumsparken 0.5 and Frihamnen. SPOOL. 3 :2 , 73-85
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This design critique explores how a top-down approach of conventional planning coincides with a do-it-(y)ourself project that evolved from the site and is facilitated by a designated mediator working within in city administration with the purpose of bridging the city’s disconnected departments. Hence, the project calledJubileumsparken0.5was instigated in 2013 as a place making project in concurrence with urban planning undertakings in order to facilitate a redevelopment of the harbour area ofFrihamnenin Gothenburg, Sweden. The purpose of this ongoing project is to make use of the intervening period to explore the site and its specific qualities and relationships, and to test these through prototypes and events before plans and protocols are set in stone. Only three years later, at a point when this specific time period is starting to run out and the first development plans are being drafted, this article demonstrates – through a transformation analysis – that the abandoned site has been turned into a particular place through people’s engagement and the processes of building together. Furthermore, it shows that the embedded narratives of these actions are starting to challenge the planners' otherwise distant and abstract understanding of this place.

Authors/Creators:Dahl, Caroline
Title:Gothenborg’s Jubileumsparken 0.5 and Frihamnen
Subtitle:explorations into the aesthetic of DIY
Series Name/Journal:SPOOL
Year of publishing :2016
Page range:73-85
Number of Pages:13
Publisher:Technische Universiteit (Delft)
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Agrovoc terms:urban planning, landscaping
Keywords:urban transformation, placemaking, site-specificity, do-it-yourself, relational aesthetics
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ID Code:14228
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
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Deposited On:11 May 2017 13:44
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