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Norrman, Martina, 2009. Staden - fara eller frihet för kvinnor?. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)



This report studies how the divergence between men and women is manifested in the physical space and how the representation of room recreates this divergence. Spaces are coded and women have traditionally been associated with private space and men with public space, leading to that the home is encoded as female space and public squares as male space. Thereby women lack a natural place in public space. The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (Boverket) wants to change this situation by enforcing safety-creating measures based on gender equality theories.
I have studied what potential risks the project initiated by Boverket as well as discuss the potential problems with representation. Can representation be used without freezing the space? I also search for methods for working with a gender perspective without reproducing gender stereotypes and roles and avoiding encoding the private as female and public as male? Also I use a public seminar with urban planners, artists and architects to retrieve how we work with these issues today.
I conclude that city planning needs to incorporate new strategies of thought that does not divide space, e.g. through new analytical methods and a new planning language. Open discussions about perspectives of power in the physical planning is one possible way of creating cities that are open to all groups.

Main title:Staden - fara eller frihet för kvinnor?
Authors:Norrman, Martina
Supervisor:Lindholm, Gunilla
Examiner:Maria, Hellström and Mats, Lieberg
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LARKA Landscape Architecture - Master's Programme, Alnarp (admitted before July 1, 2007) 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:stadsplanering, genus, jämställdhet, representation, appropiation
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:17 Nov 2009 07:39
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:10

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