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Foltyn, Anna-Mary (2009) Urbana bomärken. Other thesis, SLU.

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`When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has´: `I have had, you see, to resort more and more to very small, almost invisible pleasures, little extras....You´ve no idea how great one becomes with these little details, it´s incredible how one grows. ´ The aim of this master thesis is to find words and expressions that can accompany city phenomenas as well as the people wandering through the space which is defiened as city. Through this tentative search a new term was found namely Urban Settler Marks. This term started a journey and an attempt to theoretisize why people have a need for various spaces to put their Urban Settlers Marks onto. My focus was drawn to electrical boxes in the urban environment because of their ambigious nature. The hidden function of distributing electricity on one hand and as a publication space for individuals, cultural activities, streetart, flea markets on the other hand. The second function is unplanned but applied by many. A study was made to reveal some parts of the electrical boxes functions in the urban landscape by interviewing the owner of the boxes, the municipality and of course an illegal placardist. Questions asked on it´s way of determining what Urban Settler Marks actually consists of was; What is an Urban Settler Mark? Where do they appear? What impact can they have on urban planning? How can a term or expression help people to talk and grasp stigmitized subjects as graffiti and illegal placarding? Have a pleasant reading!

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: urbana bomärken, affischering, elskåp
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Architecture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Jenny Ericsson
Date Deposited: 25 May 2009
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:14
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/3265

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