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WHAT CONSTITUTE A PLACE?

What Constitutes a Place? What Makes a Region Integrated? Using the case of the dispersed Municipality of Brøndby in Greater Copenhagen, this article focuses on how built-in borders in a given area can be overcome in order to create everyday integration and thus put forward a positive urban development. The integration project of the Danish-Swedish borderland into the Oresund region is a multifaceted process where practices and perceptions of space and time unfold simultaneously.
by Mapping culture Group Ditte Tellgren, Mette Kamille Ipsen and Marlene Paulin Kristensen May 2011

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Mapping culture Group Ditte Tellgren, Mette Kamille Ipsen and Marlene Paulin Kristensen May 2011

The MappingCulture team consists of three Master students from Master of Applied Cultural Analysis at Copenhagen University. The team has been researching and executing fieldwork and in-depth cultural analysis on case studies concerned with urban development in Copenhagen and New York. The Copenhagen case evolves around the use of an abandoned factory space, Prags Boulevard 43, where the local citizens temporarily have transformed the area into a social and innovative place involving citizens in the urban development. In New York the case is centered around community gardens in East Village. The Gardens function as catalysts for community building and civic engagement but have undergone a tremendous transformation due to gentrification of the neighborhood.

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