The Programme: past, present and future

From a past of promises and futuristic ideas, Rosengård revealed itself as a realistic emptiness in the map of Malmö. Tension has grown, the mosque has been victim of arson, riots erupt every now and then in the community… these boxes hold a lot of frustration. This is my proposal to address the problem hands on.

Losing control, keeping desire.

But what happens in the future? Can small changes have further consequences? Should a bazaar be successful in Rosengård, the growth in activity can overtake the public space, which today is empty and sterile. Can we see Rosengård become a landscape of production?

Focusing on the inner workings of this bazaar, it becomes necessary to involve the private space too. While Rosengård is not abundant in neighborhood shops, it does contain some very active shops. Using the private space also has the advantage of recycling built spaces which can also function in the wintertime and connect more directly to the apartment buildings.

The programme begins with a bazaar in Herrgården. The bazaar can work as a dual place: it contains privately owned businesses such as vegetable shops, hookah-cafés or blacksmith workshops, in what is still public space. This duality in character reflects on the intention of the project: to give local residents a reason to feel attached to their community (public) while at the same time create chances to work and develop a sense of ownership (private).

From unemployment to emancipation.

How are these functions organized? Bazaars are noted for having a highly complex inner structure, where alike activities tend to be found in enclaves. This will be further elaborated with models and drawings, and things such as use (to provide as many possibilities for use as possible), scale (bring down this seemingly inhuman scale back to human-size) and materiality (to provide a space which can be altered and marked by its users, and which evolves and ages visibly throughout time) become key issues to be explored with models.

A bazaar rooted in the public and private space.

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De un pasado lleno de promesas e ideas futuristas, Rosengård se ha revelado como un vacío realista en el mapa de Malmö. La tensión ha crecido, la mezquita ha sido incendiada varas veces y disturbios surgen cada cierto tiempo en la comunidad… estos cajones contienen mucha frustración. Esta es mi propuesta para lidiar con el problema.

Pero ¿qué sucede a futuro? ¿Pueden pequeños cambios tener consecuencias mayores? En caso de que el bazaar de Rosengård tenga éxito, el crecimiento en actividad puede volcarse hacia el espacio público, que hoy en día está vacío y es estéril. ¿Podemos presenciar la transformación de Rosengård hacia un paisaje productivo?

Bazaar X-ray / Programme of activities

El programa empieza con un bazaar en Herrgården. El bazaar puede funcionar como un lugar con características duales: contiene negocios privados tales como ventas de hortalizas, cafés donde se puede fumar arguilés o herrerías, en un espacio que es básicamente público. Esta dualidad refleja la intención del proyecto: dar a la gente una razón para formar lazos con su comunidad (carácter público) a la vez que se fomenta la creación de trabajos y el sentimiento de propiedad (privado).

Distribution of enclaves.

¿Cómo se organizan estas funciones? Los bazaares tienen una estructura interna notoriamente compleja, donde actividades similares se agrupan en enclaves. Esta situación será explorada posteriormente en modelos y dibujos, y conceptos como el uso (la mayor cantidad de usos posibles), escala (reducir el sentir inhumano de la comunidad, hacia una escala humana) y el uso de materiales (ofrecer un espacio que pueda ser alterado y marcado por sus usuarios, que evolucione y envejezca a través del tiempo) se convierten en aspectos claves para ser explorados con maquetas.

Activating space.

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