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Vardagsliv, normer och värderingar: Hur urban identitet skapas i bostadsområdet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Art History.
Uppsala universitet.
2014 (Swedish)In: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0349-2834, no 67, 24-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Housing estates in post-war cities have been con-stituted at the point of intersection between the private domestic sphere and the public space of the community at large. Housing estates, there-fore, are important places where urban identity is created, articulated and renegotiated. Every-day use of housing estates entails a continuous negotiation and shift of consciously formulated societal notions and norms which are materiali-sed in the physical configuration of space.

In a case study addressing the everyday are-as, architecture and artistic design of the urban space on three Borås housing estates, we have shown how both reworkings of the physical en-vironment and shifting norms in society, plus the everyday use and mediation of housing estates continuously alter their significance in processes of identification. Aided by insights from network theory and intersectional gender theory, we have described and analysed the mat-ter of how present-day housing estates are be-ing created globally and how notions of gender, class and ethnicity are constructed at the point of intersection between the concrete expression of material space and the everyday practices of the social space.

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2014. no 67, 24-44 p.
Keyword [en]
urban identity, community planning, neighborhood units, million housing programme, public art, sports, YouTube, Borås
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Architecture Visual Arts Art History
Research subject
Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-115207OAI: diva2:796016
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-05-12Bibliographically approved

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