Unges spatiale tilblivelser og tilhør gennem urbane gadeprojekter

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Research topics The aim of the research project is to investigate how organized street sport (skateboarding, parkour, panna etc.) in urban spaces (re-)produce and (trans) form social processes of inclusion and exclusion among youth. Following this, the project explores how processes of inclusion and exclusion are entangled with spatial becoming and belonging (Antonsich 2010) among youth in specific urban street sports projects, and how the construction of gendered, racialized, ethicized, and classed differences and identities are regulated and negotiated through the street sport projects. Theoretical framework The theoretical framework altogether contributes to a thinking of young peoples´ identity formation as processes of becoming and belonging within a complex assemblage of relations between place, urban trajectories, institutions and social/cultural conditions that are specific to big cities. Urban street sport is in this project conceptualized as cultural practices and as social critique of the conventional use of the city and the urban environment. In that sense, street sport is understood as a re-thinking and a re-sensing of the urban build environment and the city that opens for other ways of life in the urban and transform the urban places and spaces. The urban is conceptualized in relation to Lefebvre’s spatial thinking and rhythm-analytical approach (2004). Drawing on this thinking the urban and the city are understood as entanglements of different kind of rhythms, and the urban and the city constitute or emerge together with/and through social and embodied practices and rhythms. The spatial thinking also implies a spatialized relational approach to youth as belonging that emphasizes the entanglements of places, materialities and subjectivities and highlight young peoples´ work to connect to people and places as a way of sensing “place-belongingness” (Cuervo & Wyn, 2014). Also, the project is inspired by poststructuralist gender and intersectionality studies (Butler 1993), which frames perspectives on the complex ways that sociocultural categories (such as gender, race, and class) are regulated and practiced through organized urban street sports projects. Methodology/research design Empirically, the project is based on ethnographic field methods and consists of different case studies of organized street sports projects in Copenhagen. The case studies are based on interviews with youngsters participating in the specific urban street sports projects and the organizers and instructors of the projects. Furthermore, participant observations are carried out in the different urban street sports projects. Relevance to Nordic educational research The project contribute to research on the relations between place, social/cultural conditions and opportunities for young people for participation and spatial belonging as they intersect in specific urban areas. More specifically the project contributes to a conceptualization of a place-sensitive pedagogical thinking that consider how the composition and complexity of the urban are producing pedagogical challenges. A place-sensitive pedagogical thinking imply a pedagogical awareness of the social/cultural and geographical processes between urban spaces, places and in/exclusion among youth.
Bidragets oversatte titelUnges spatiale tilblivelser og tilhør gennem urbane gadeprojekter
Publikationsdato5 mar. 2020
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 5 mar. 2020
BegivenhedNERA 2020: Rethinking the futures of education in the Nordic countries - Turku University, Turku, Finland
Varighed: 4 mar. 20206 mar. 2020


KonferenceNERA 2020
LokationTurku University


  • Læring, pædagogik og undervisning
  • Børn og unge