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Jensen, T. G. (2024). Extensions: The Embodiment, Spatiality, Materiality, and Sociality of Neighboring in Danish Public Housing. Space and Culture
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Extensions: The Embodiment, Spatiality, Materiality, and Sociality of Neighboring in Danish Public Housing
2024 (English)In: Space and Culture, ISSN 1206-3312, E-ISSN 1552-8308Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork from a public housing area in Copenhagen, this article explores how dwelling, spatiality, materiality, sociality, and the senses interplay and inform different qualities of neighbor relations. Starting from the individual home space and moving to the space of the stair-case shared with other residents who live next door, below, or above, the article argues that neighbor relations constitute a practical embodied experience of the neighborhood. The article describes the condition of dwelling related to home as bestowing a certain embodied dimension to neighborhood relations. Furthermore, the article illustrates near-dwelling, or living near, as one distinctive context for neighbor relations, which involve material and sensorial aspects of neighboring. The article concludes that spatiality and materiality may condition yet not determine the nature of social relations among neighbors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2024
Keywords
neighboring, dwelling, embodiment, materiality, space
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-65504 (URN)10.1177/12063312231220265 (DOI)001134701600001 ()2-s2.0-85181201999 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2024-02-01 Created: 2024-02-01 Last updated: 2024-02-01Bibliographically approved
Tkach, O., Jensen, T. G. & Miranda-Nieto, A. (2024). Making Neighbor Relations Through Materialities and Senses. Space and Culture, 1-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making Neighbor Relations Through Materialities and Senses
2024 (English)In: Space and Culture, ISSN 1206-3312, E-ISSN 1552-8308, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Many scholars have turned to neighboring, or neighbor interactions and practices, as an open-ended process rather than a finished ideal. In doing so, they have disrupted the romanticization of the neighborhood as a community-driven and stable space. Through this lens, the proximity of dwelling is seen just as a possibility for social contact rather than a crucial characteristic of neighbor relations. Amid the rapid transformations in contemporary urban environments, neighbor relations as spatial practices are shaped and mediated by multiple forces. Based on five research cases from Brazil, Denmark, Finland, and Russia, this Special Issue, "Materialities and Senses of Neighboring," explores how neighbor relations are shaped by material and sensory practices in the context of urban housing and localities. This editorial introduction to this Special Issue of Space and Culture highlights the main points of how the foregrounding of material and sensory aspects contributes to the studies of neighbor relations. It then shows how the cross-cutting themes of shared materiality, housing geometry, sensoriality, and imaginaries interplay in the contributors' articles to develop the overarching idea of the collection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications, 2024
Keywords
neighbor relations, built materiality, sensoriality, housing geometry, imaginaries
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-67319 (URN)10.1177/12063312241249047 (DOI)001215766200001 ()
Available from: 2024-05-20 Created: 2024-05-20 Last updated: 2024-05-20Bibliographically approved
Jensen, T. G. & Righard, E. (2023). At åbne op og lukke ned: Rum, mennesker og relationer i en blandet bydel i Malmø, Sverige. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, 33(3-4), 295-311
Open this publication in new window or tab >>At åbne op og lukke ned: Rum, mennesker og relationer i en blandet bydel i Malmø, Sverige
2023 (Norwegian)In: Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0802-7285, E-ISSN 1504-2898, Vol. 33, no 3-4, p. 295-311Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The neighbourhood of Sofielund in Malm. is marked by diversity in terms of its population and its varying architecture and types of housing. It is also marked by social divisions, including poverty, housing exploitations and criminality. Over time, a large number of interventions have been implemented to better the situation. The interventions are, among other things, inspired by the Business Improvement District (BID) model and include efforts to enhance social cohesion through a strategy of “opening up Sofielund” through creating “meeting-places.” The article provides an analysis of the lived experiences of residents in Sofielund, and shows how policy efforts on “social cohesion” and the creation of meeting-places are perceived by residents. The presentation argues that while meeting-places aim to even out tensions and strengthen social cohesion, they may also reproduce existent power relations and increase tensions. Consequently, the article shows that strategies of opening up places can have the unintended consequences of closing down for buildings, people, and social relations. The article focuses on how inequality and exclusion unfold in inclusive spaces, and entail different forms of polarisation based on “us” and “them”.

Abstract [da]

Bydelen Sofielund er pr.get af diversitet, både i forhold til beboere og varieret arkitektur med forskellige typer af boliger. Bydelen er også markeret ved sociale skel, som omfatter fattigdom, boligspekulation og kriminalitet. Der er igennem tiden blevet iværksat et stort antal interventioner for at forbedre situationen. Disse interventioner er bl.a. inspireret af den internationale Business Improvement District (BID) og inkluderer bestræbelser på at forstærke social sammenhængskraft gennem strategier til at “åbne Sofielund” gennem skabelsen af “mødesteder”. Artiklen analysere levede erfaringer blandt beboere i Sofielund, og hvordan de opfatter policyindsatsen omkring “social sammenhængskraft” og etableringen af “mødesteder”. Artiklen argumenterer for, at hvor skabelsen af mødesteder har til formål at udligne spændinger og skabe social sammenhængskraft, kan de også reproducere eksisterende magtrelationer og forøge spændinger. Således viser artiklen, at strategier til at åbne steder kan have utilsigtede konsekvenser i form af at lukke ned for både bygninger, mennesker og sociale relationer. Artiklen fokuserer på, hvordan diversitet og eksklusion i denne proces udfoldes i inklusive rum og omfatter forskellige former for polarisering af ‘os’ og ‘dem’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2023
Keywords
Segregation, housing areas, urban development, ethnic relations, social relations, Segregation, boligområde, byudviklingspolitik, etniske relationer, sociale relationer
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59596 (URN)10.18261/nat.33.3-4.8 (DOI)2-s2.0-85149030564 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00067
Available from: 2023-05-16 Created: 2023-05-16 Last updated: 2023-07-03Bibliographically approved
Kärrholm, M., Jensen, T. G., Foroughanfar, L. & Söderberg, R. (2023). Migration, place-making and the rescaling of urban space. European Planning Studies, 31(2), 270-286
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migration, place-making and the rescaling of urban space
2023 (English)In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 270-286Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to contribute to a refined perspective on how the practices of everyday life can challenge existing spatial scale relations, as well as produce new ones, and how this in turn can be addressed by planning. The investigation is based on a discussion of empirical studies dealing with the role of migrants in processes of place-making and urban transformation. In the article, we look particularly at how migrants challenge more established scale relations of certain places and cities in Nordic countries. We illustrate how cases of heterogenic place-making contest established urban scales such as the home, the neighbourhood and the city, and suggest a series of modalities that may be used in the context of urban planning and design, to describe and study these processes in greater detail. The modalities include the notions of extension and compression, up- and downscaling, side-stepping and a multiple order of scales.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Scale, migration, place-making, everyday life
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50461 (URN)10.1080/09654313.2022.2038544 (DOI)000757678900001 ()2-s2.0-85124720483 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-03-07 Created: 2022-03-07 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
Jensen, T. G. & Söderberg, R. (2022). Governing urban diversity through myths of national sameness: a comparative analysis of Denmark and Sweden. Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 11(1), 5-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Governing urban diversity through myths of national sameness: a comparative analysis of Denmark and Sweden
2022 (English)In: Journal of Organizational Ethnography, ISSN 2046-6749, E-ISSN 2046-6757, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 5-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore problematisations of urban diversity in urban and integration policies in Denmark and Sweden; the paper aims to show how such policies express social imaginaries about the self and the other underlying assumptions of sameness that legitimise diverging ways of managing urban diversity and (re)organising the city. Design/methodology/approach Inspired by anthropology of policy and post-structural approaches to policy analysis, the authors approach urban and integration policies as cultural texts that are central to the organisation of cities and societies. With a comparative approach, the authors explore how visions of diversity take shape and develop over time in Swedish and Danish policies on urban development and integration. Findings Swedish policy constructs productiveness as crucial to the imagined national sameness, whereas Danish policy constructs cultural sameness as fundamental to the national self-image. By constructing the figure of "the unproductive"/"the non-Western" as the other, diverging from an imagined sameness, policies for organising the city through removing and "improving" urban diverse others are legitimised. Originality/value The authors add to previous research by focussing on the construction of the self as crucial in processes of othering and by highlighting how both nationalistic and colour-blind policy discourses construct myths of national sameness, which legitimise the governing of urban diversity. The authors highlight and de-naturalise assumptions and categorisations by showing how problem representations differ over time and between two neighbouring countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2022
Keywords
Segregation, Ghettoization, Migration, Othering, Urban diversity, Social imaginaries, Policy
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46300 (URN)10.1108/JOE-06-2021-0034 (DOI)000693451800001 ()2-s2.0-85114515954 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-13 Created: 2021-10-13 Last updated: 2024-04-11Bibliographically approved
Jensen, T. G. (2020). Rhetoric of Segregation, Everyday Forms of Coexistence: Diverging Visions of Diversity and Coexistence in Denmark. In: Azra Aksamija (Ed.), Architecture of Coexistence: Building Pluralism (pp. 162-171). Massachusetts: MIT Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rhetoric of Segregation, Everyday Forms of Coexistence: Diverging Visions of Diversity and Coexistence in Denmark
2020 (English)In: Architecture of Coexistence: Building Pluralism / [ed] Azra Aksamija, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2020, p. 162-171Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2020
National Category
Architecture
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-37361 (URN)978-3-96680-008-2 (ISBN)
Projects
SOCED
Available from: 2020-12-07 Created: 2020-12-07 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
Jensen, T. G. (2020). Superkilen, Copenhagen, Denmark. In: Azra Aksamija (Ed.), Architecture of Coexistence: Building Pluralism (pp. 136-161). Massachusetts: MIT Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Superkilen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2020 (English)In: Architecture of Coexistence: Building Pluralism / [ed] Azra Aksamija, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2020, p. 136-161Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2020
National Category
Architecture Social Sciences
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-37363 (URN)978-3-96680-008-2 (ISBN)
Projects
SOCED
Available from: 2020-12-07 Created: 2020-12-07 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
Projects
GLIMER - Governance and Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees; Malmö UniversityInternational Migration and Urban Development (IMUD) Panel; Malmö UniversitySEGMIX – Governance and lived experiences of urban diversity in SEGregated and MIXed neighbourhoods; Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM); Publications
Jensen, T. G. & Righard, E. (2023). At åbne op og lukke ned: Rum, mennesker og relationer i en blandet bydel i Malmø, Sverige. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, 33(3-4), 295-311
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