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    • About 60% of theresidents of RosengårdwerebornoutsideSweden, Iraqisbeingthelargestgroup.
      A further 26% descendsfrommigrants.
      How do theyintegrateintoSwedishsociety?
    • PuttingRosengård back onthe(mental) maps
    • Rosengård
      is a multi
      national
      community in
      Malmö.
      Itisthemidpointbetween home and
      a brand new life
      in Sweden.
      Thereis a little of
      therest of the
      world in Rosengård.
    • However, life in Rosengård
      can be a rudeawakening.
      Itoffersfewemploymentoptions, and itisperceivedbysome as a dangerousorunrestful place.
      More than 20.000 humanbeingslive in theMillion-Programmeapartment blocks.
      Exceptforresidentialbuildings, governmentoffices and sportsfacilities, veryfewactivitiestake place in Rosengård.
      Why?
      Gray: areasoutsideRosengård.
      Gray pattern: blufferareaswithlowtomiddensityresidentialunits.
      Green: open space and graveyard.
      Black: Rosengård Center, and governmentbuildings
      Yellow: residential blocks.
      The centre of Rosengårdisnotonlyisolatedbythehighway and therailroadtracksthat define it, butalsoby mono-functionalspacesaroundit.
    • Thisiswhatmostpeopleexperience of Rosengård:
      tunnelwalls, oftenseen at speeds of 70 or 80 kph.
      Whilemost of Malmö can beseenwalking, Rosengårdismostlyseenonwheels.
    • Knittingthe web.
    • These are thearteries of Rosengård.
      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.
      Rosengårdissharplydefinedbycirculation. Its Western limitistherailroadcomingfromDenmark and therest of Europe, whilethe South and East sides are definedbyhighways.
      Can theybeusedtounite Malmö and Rosengård, instead of dividingthem?
    • Activitymap of Rosengård, along
      withproposed
      exchangealong
      strategicpoints.
      Thegoal:
      togenerateurban osmosis.
      Thatis, tomakethe (former) barriers permeable
      byplacingdifferentactivities (takingadvantage of thewiderange of culturesthatlivehere) bothinsideRosengård and in itsnearbycontext.
      Thiswouldgivepeople a reasontovisit, and itwouldallowtheexchange of information, energy and culturebetweenRosengård and itscontext.
      Muchlife can befoundwithinwalkingdistance of Rosengård, butelementsneedtobeintroducedtocanalizeitsenergyintolife.
      Can theformerbarriersactuallybethekeytobringingRosengård back tolife?
      Can a mezzo-scaleinterventioneventuallyhave macro-scaleconsecuences?