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Takk… gracias… thank you… danke… obrigado…
31 August, 2010

In no particular order:

Mi amor, for being by my side always.

Mi familia, porque sin ustedes yo no hubiera llegado a donde estoy. Este momento nos pertenece a todos.

Gisle, for being a guide during the last year.

Vibeke, for the injection of energy and vitality into the project.

Bruno, for an interview that became the backbone of the project.

José, por su amistad, solidaridad y ayuda.

Eva Kun, Trudi Jæger, Sverre Sondresen, Ivo Barros and those classmates, teachers and people who believed in this project.

Those who read this blog, and those who commented on it. / A los que leyeron este blog y escribieron en él.

Oh yeah!

Til alle, mange takk. To all, thank you. A todos, muchas gracias. Vielen Dank. Muito obrigado.


Flying kites in the ghetto: an approach to urban liminality
31 August, 2010

Migrating is like growing up: you leave home looking for something better.

After much work, here it is: the final presentation.

Exhibition space: hope as a design element

Exhibition space: hope as a design element

The presentation contains 10 posters:

01 – Introduction to the situation, problem, methodology and objectives.

02 – Background: the Million Programme, new migration patterns in Scandinavia.

03 – The people of Rosengård, prime matter. The new Swedes.

04 – Modernistic architecture and the ghetto.

Hard work is the key to good fortune.

05 / 06 – Master plan, political architecture.

07 – Map of lost experiences, a new language to understand the ghetto.

08 – Site analysis; a bazaar in Herrgården?

09 – Architecture of the bazaar, a mixture of Islamic and Scandinavian.

10 – Forecast, how the face of the neighborhood can change?

What is really inside these blocks?

Also, 29 small and big models were made: the smallest was the size of a fist; the largest was 1,22m x 2,44m.

Actions in space.

A future with two scenarios
26 April, 2010

Social tension (already happening), increasing population (as projected by the analysis and the municipality), global warming, climate refugees and what not… The future of Rosengård appears to take a definite road. But how does community react to it?

Tensión social (nada nuevo), población en aumento, calentamiento global, refugiados climáticos y más… El futuro de Rosengård parece tomar una dirección clara. Ante esto ¿cómo reacciona la comunidad?

Scenario 1: Swedish paternalism

The opposite of abandoning can be just as bad / lo opuesto del abandono puede ser igual de perjudicial.

Scenario 2: teaching an old dog new tricks

The science of small things / La ciencia de las pequeñas cosas.

Scenario 2: teaching an old dog new tricks seems less immediate. It involves a smaller political involvement and economic injection, and as a stage-plan, it will take more time to unravel and show its true outcome. However, as it is a joint effort between the commune (which acts as a facilitator of technical and economic means) and the community (who act as operators and users), it reinforces the sense of self-achievement. Only by giving the tools, and not the full solution, can real progress be made.


El escenario 2: enseñándole nuevos trucos a un perro viejo parece menos inmediato. Requiere menor inversión económica y voluntad política. Además, al ser un plan progresivo, tardará más tiempo en mostrar su verdadero potencial. Sin embargo, al ser un esfuerzo conjunto entre la comuna (que actúa como facilitadora de recursos técnicos y económicos) y la comunidad local (que funge como operadora y usuaria), refuerza el sentido de autodeterminación. Sólo dando las herramientas (y no las soluciones terminadas) se puede lograr progreso verdadero.

Life in the ghetto
21 April, 2010

What elements do ghettos share? Are there common elements between them? Here are my 2 cents on life in Fantoft.

¿Qué elementos tienen en común los ghettos? Aquí está un poco de mi experiencia viviendo en Fantoft.