Elasticity in Rosengård

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Elasticity in Rosengård

  1. 1. About 60% of theresidents of RosengårdwerebornoutsideSweden, Iraqisbeingthelargestgroup.<br />A further 26% descendsfrommigrants.<br />How do theyintegrateintoSwedishsociety?<br />
  2. 2. PuttingRosengård back onthe(mental) maps<br />
  3. 3. Rosengård<br />is a multi<br />national<br />community in<br />Malmö. <br />Itisthemidpointbetween home and<br />a brand new life<br />in Sweden.<br />Thereis a little of<br />therest of the<br />world in Rosengård.<br />
  4. 4. However, life in Rosengård<br />can be a rudeawakening.<br />Itoffersfewemploymentoptions, and itisperceivedbysome as a dangerousorunrestful place.<br />More than 20.000 humanbeingslive in theMillion-Programmeapartment blocks.<br />Exceptforresidentialbuildings, governmentoffices and sportsfacilities, veryfewactivitiestake place in Rosengård.<br />Why?<br />Gray: areasoutsideRosengård.<br />Gray pattern: blufferareaswithlowtomiddensityresidentialunits.<br />Green: open space and graveyard.<br />Black: Rosengård Center, and governmentbuildings<br />Yellow: residential blocks.<br />The centre of Rosengårdisnotonlyisolatedbythehighway and therailroadtracksthat define it, butalsoby mono-functionalspacesaroundit.<br />
  5. 5. Thisiswhatmostpeopleexperience of Rosengård: <br />tunnelwalls, oftenseen at speeds of 70 or 80 kph.<br />Whilemost of Malmö can beseenwalking, Rosengårdismostlyseenonwheels.<br />
  6. 6. Knittingthe web.<br />
  7. 7. These are thearteries of Rosengård. <br />Theycarrymuch of theenergy and human flux of thecity and the South of the country, buttheyalsofunction as barriers, muchliketheBerlin Wall, creating a no-man’sland in betweencommunities.<br />Rosengårdissharplydefinedbycirculation. Its Western limitistherailroadcomingfromDenmark and therest of Europe, whilethe South and East sides are definedbyhighways. <br />Can theybeusedtounite Malmö and Rosengård, instead of dividingthem?<br />
  8. 8. Activitymap of Rosengård, along<br />withproposed<br />exchangealong<br />strategicpoints. <br />Thegoal: <br />togenerateurban osmosis. <br />Thatis, tomakethe (former) barriers permeable<br />byplacingdifferentactivities (takingadvantage of thewiderange of culturesthatlivehere) bothinsideRosengård and in itsnearbycontext.<br />Thiswouldgivepeople a reasontovisit, and itwouldallowtheexchange of information, energy and culturebetweenRosengård and itscontext.<br />Muchlife can befoundwithinwalkingdistance of Rosengård, butelementsneedtobeintroducedtocanalizeitsenergyintolife.<br />Can theformerbarriersactuallybethekeytobringingRosengård back tolife?<br />Can a mezzo-scaleinterventioneventuallyhave macro-scaleconsecuences?<br />

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