The Urban Function of the Infraordinary: Dry Cleaners as Social Vertexes

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The spaces of the city that we pass through on a daily basis, is worn half-invisible by use. Often, we are more concerned with the extraordinary than its opposite – what Georges Perec coined the infraordinary (Perec 1997). This project seeks to uncover the unheeded spaces of dry cleaners as a place of social coexistence that has ‘a function that is separate from their practical use’ (Jorn 1954).
A London dry cleaner serves as testing ground, employing critical spatial practices and creative writing as research tools. The dry cleaner does not simply clean clothes, but is a social vertex and physical interface through which (non-)events unfold, trajectories thickens and people of the neighbourhood coexists as familiar strangers (Milgram 2010; Paulos and Goodman 2004) through events in real-time and deposits over time. It is a semi-public space and an implosion of the external neighbourhood, partly through allowing for occupation, inhabitation and co-authoring. Hence, these latent qualities and spatial materiality of the infraordinary form vital components of the social dimension of the city and points towards a recalibration of current urban practices.
OriginalsprogDansk
Publikationsdato15 okt. 2015
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 15 okt. 2015
BegivenhedSpaces & Flows: Sixth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies - Spaces & Flows Knowledge Community, Chicago, USA
Varighed: 15 okt. 201516 dec. 2015
Konferencens nummer: 6

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KonferenceSpaces & Flows
Nummer6
LokationSpaces & Flows Knowledge Community
LandUSA
ByChicago
Periode15/10/201516/12/2015

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Lunde Nielsen, E. (2015). The Urban Function of the Infraordinary: Dry Cleaners as Social Vertexes. Afhandling præsenteret på Spaces & Flows, Chicago, USA.
Lunde Nielsen, Espen . / The Urban Function of the Infraordinary: Dry Cleaners as Social Vertexes. Afhandling præsenteret på Spaces & Flows, Chicago, USA.9 s.
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Lunde Nielsen, E 2015, 'The Urban Function of the Infraordinary: Dry Cleaners as Social Vertexes', Paper fremlagt ved Spaces & Flows, Chicago, USA, 15/10/2015 - 16/12/2015.

The Urban Function of the Infraordinary: Dry Cleaners as Social Vertexes. / Lunde Nielsen, Espen .

2015. Afhandling præsenteret på Spaces & Flows, Chicago, USA.

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