21–27 May Masters and Teacher Education

Elina Justusson Lahti

Sweden, b. 1988
Exhibition: 21-27 May

Festplats — trace generating and coproducing processes in city planning

Gottsudna, a district south of Uppsala is a part of the Swedish Million Programme which was built in the 1960s and 1970s. The district is now being expanded and rebuilt, and questions about participation and historic understanding are central to its development. Behind the centre is a public park, Musikparken, which will soon be renovated.

On an original drawing of the park from 1977, the word “festplats” is written, a place historically used for socialising, entertainment and recreation. What temporary activities can this place provide space for, both today and in the future? The intention of this project has been to give form to old traces while also generating new ones. Through investigative methods, the place, as well as the city planning process, have been supplemented with additional narratives and spatial activities.

By exploring co-producing processes together with the local group Girls talk and Uppsala Municipality, my degree project focuses on a widening of the role of the architect as a relational and spatial coordinator.