19 September 2009

Seeing Malmö through the eyes of another

The novel "Tett inntil dagene" ("Close to the days") by Mustafa Can is the setting throug which I have been looking into Malmö. The conversation in the studio and with the other students works as references led me onto an unexpected track of investigation.

Tove Helen introduced us to a team of reaearchers' report on Rosengård. The newspaper articles Tove pointed to was referring to a report from Forsvarshögskolan i Sverige. That report states that developments of parallell societies is a challenge to the Swedish multicultural society.

It was after reading this report that I became interested in how the womens' role can be interpreted and changed to diminish the development of parallell societies. A reference to Miia-Liinas work on the Rhizom structure about conversation and thought as a platou in the city is also relevant in describing my interest in looking upon the woman as a key to change.


Dahl og Uhre arkitekter said...

Literature gives us indeed the opportunity to look with another person’s eyes. It can bridge emotionally between cultural differences. Have you also done a cross reading between the scientific report on gender and migration, that you were refering to in our discussion at BAS, and the novel itself?
The notions of imbeddednes you have found in these text(s) in your own reading with the eyes of an architect are highly relevant: Domestic Temporality / Identity of Education / Parallell Society / Hidden Competence / Price of Migration.
It lies a genourosity from your side in communicating with the rest of us in this diagram of imbedded information

How can the Hidden Competence become a resource in the communities?
Your map “The blend of two structures and the rise of something new” is charged with desire, have a look at Tove Helenes exploded map which also contains a possible cartography of desire, in our reading of it.

Unknown said...

The report I referred to in our discussion at BAS, "Hot mot democrati och värdegrund -en lagesbild från Malmö" from Centrum for Assymetriska TerrorismStudier(CATS) dated 2009-28-01 was found and taken into interest merely by coincidence.

The report is the first step in an analysis of the allegation that anti-democratic power structures are developing within Rosengård. Additionally it seeks to be a document on which means can be implemented to turn the development into a more positive direction.

There is an attempt to discuss these topics on a level of nuances, but it leaves the reader (me) with a disillusioned impression of Rosengård. What the report led me into thinking about in a constructive manner was to investigate the womens' roles in order to find keys to understanding social structures.

The reading of "Tett inntil dagene" has empowered me to have a much more balanced understanding of the mechanisms within migrational enclaves, such as Rosengård. The information in the diagram "Keys to the novel" and "Imbedded information" is not mixed with information from the report.