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Design and Democracy
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Urban Studies (US).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5830-0319
2018 (English)In: Care/create/act: a selection of groundbreaking projects and thought-provoking reflections / [ed] Lisa Diedrich, Mike Friesen, Mark Hendriks, Christel Lindgren, Claudia Moll, Blauwdruk , 2018, p. 285-291Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Landscape architects today love run-down areas, the challenge of temporary projects, hands-on activities, working with people, and the aesthetics of the transitory. They often experience themselves as part of a particularly democratic process of space production when given the opportunity to address urban redevelopment through temporary interventions, claiming to make a difference to conventional ways of planning and building. Alternative forms of power, they feel, can be enacted through new forms of professional expertise, with public authorities accepting or fostering these precarious production modes, and with designers in the role of activists. The much lauded emergence of temporary bottom-up projects in urban redevelopment areas also raises the question of their true democratic potential. Often presented as enabling new forms of democracy and participatory planning for imagining and building new urban forms and new professional profiles, they also carry the danger of abusing people’s resources for tacit interests of societally established power groups and of derailing into ‘people-washing’. To distinguish between democratic enhancement and its abuse requires mining the notion of democracy. In this essay we do so in crossing research on the spatial aspects of democracy with theory on radical participation in order to develop a frame for judgment of concrete projects.

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Blauwdruk , 2018. p. 285-291
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Landscape Architecture Europe ; 5
Keywords [en]
temporary use, democracy, urban redevelopment, design
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-16285Local ID: 26892ISBN: 978-94-9247-430-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-16285DiVA, id: diva2:1419802
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2022-07-14Bibliographically approved

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