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Dear all - welcome to Copenhagen, welcome to 4S/EASST, welcome to four days under the heading ‘Design and Displacement’, As an attempt to localize the overall theme and give everyone a chance to explore the city, we have decided to spend Wednesday the 17th with presenting and discussing the concept of ‘Copenhagenization’.
Copenhagenization
The term refers to the status Copenhagen has achieved as an alternative and ambitious city that is gradually changing an industrial metropolis into a green, welcoming, healthy and funky space.Copenhagen has achieved as an alternative and ambitious city that is gradually changing an industrial metropolis into a green, welcoming, healthy and funky space. Copenhagen, however, also encompass a variety of excellent examples of the way in which urban development have unexpected effects and hidden expenses. City scapes that were intended to be green and friendly now remain empty and uninspiring. Colourful neighbourhoods have suddenly lost their pulse, while ‘failed’ projects have blossomed in unexpected ways. The city develops in spite of design ambitions! In that way, ’Copenhagenizations is certainly an example of experimental design and those types of displacements – in infrastructure, social worlds, moving patterns, economies, transactions, metabolism, climate – that Science and Technology studies aim to explore and problematize. The ‘Copenhagenzation’ phenomenon is explored from a range of different artistic, artistic and culinary angles. Focus is on the ’New Nordic Kitchen’, bicycling, urban planning and architecture. See the exhibitions, listen to the talks, taste the herbs! Enjoy! The local Program Committee: Anders Kristian Munk, Aalborg University
Anne Katrine Harders, Aalborg University
Arun Micheelsen, Copenhagen University
Cecilie Glerup, Copenhagen Business School
Emil Husted, Copenhagen Business School
Helene Ratner, Copenhagen Business School
Henriette Langstrup, Copenhagen University
Lea Schick, IT University of Copenhagen
Ursula Plesner, Copenhagen Business School


Last updated by: Kristine Olsen 20/09/2012