research product . 2015

The redesign process and challenges of using a former church as a contemporary art centre

Castells Puig, Gala; Klæbel, Birgitte; Šulskus, Mantautas; Hjorth, Liza;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: Denmark
Through this paper, we examine the redesign process that the building of Nikolaj Church has gone through from the 1960ies, to how it appears today, as Nikolaj Kunsthal. The traces and layers have visible signs of a random design process through time. Nowadays the art centre aims for a coherent atmosphere and sense of place in an upcoming design process. Our analysis of textual data gathered from relevant documents and interviews with key stakeholders, relies on the development of a sociotechnical perspective. This perspective allows us to recognise the various agencies and networks in connection to the design process that emerge from the technical and social aspects, which are analysed. The findings emphasize the building as an actant and a network, that plays a crucial part in the design process.
free text keywords: atmosphere, Yaneva, ANT, church, spatial designs, Nikolaj Kunsthal, contemporary art, SWOT, building, Copenhagen, Žižek, Latour, floor plans, fieldwork, actor-network theory, former church, redesign, design process, contemporary art centre, Fluxus, Nikolaj Plads, architecture
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