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Fear in public spaces
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]


The project Fear in Public Spaces investigates and highlights emotions of possible crime in urban context.

In cities nowadays there are many public spaces with anonymous people around you. The word public might be equated with risky. Also, I have a personal experience with crime in public spaces when a man was watching me over a toilet cubicle wall a few years ago. In my individual view, I feel insecure in many public spaces after that experience.

My research is based on the analysis of sequences and details of spaces where I feel anxious. I identified three such places, a toilet cubicle, in front of a subway station ticket machine and the space under a bridge.

The goal is to make people aware about possible crimes in a joyful way. As I bring out my fear in a humoristic way, my fear can affect someone like me, but also the humoristic part can give positive affect to people who enjoy public spaces.

As an Interior Architect, I explore how public spaces affect us derived from emotions and human behavior. I create spaces by describing crime to the public. Using symbols, text and artwork, I interact with your emotions and behavior. How you react to the project depends on you and your experiences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 85 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5591OAI: diva2:940573
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InSpace (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Master)
Fine Art
Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved

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