Grymön Summer House Area

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Grymön summarstuga område


Name Grymön, summer house area
Location Norrköping
Country Sweden
Authors Andrew Butler
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Short Introduction to the Area of Study

Grymön is located on the island of Händelö approximately 5km from the centre of Norrköping. The landscape of Grymön is characterized by summerhouses and auxiliary structures set within woodland with many of the properties looking out across the river Motala. The area is approached from the city by road in less than 10 minutes and the distance to the E4 motorway is a similar distance, making Grymön a very accessible location for dwellers of Norrköping.

The summer house area contrast starkly with the rest of the island which is heavily influenced by heavy industry; logistic depots, ethanol production and an oil terminal.

The choice of this area is partly due to its inclusion in a larger project aimed at gaining an understanding of people’s perceptions of ‘their’ landscape. Grymön provides a site for addressing people’s everyday landscape, albeit predominantly seasonal, and also a landscape in which they are instrumental in creating, developing and managing

Exercise 1: Sketching the Landscape

Time frame: October 25 - November 15, 2011

Student activities:

  • Creation of analytical drawings and sketches
  • Presentation of results

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Sketches and Drawings

Exercise 2: Landscape Layers

Time frame: November 15 - 29, 2011

  • time based changes and 'landscape biography', and/or:
  • topography, open spaces, built, green, traffic and water structures on different layers. *Definition of zones with coherent character
  • Description of this character.


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Exercise 3: Behaviour Patterns

Time frame: December 6 - 20, 2011

  • How do people behave in this area? How do they use the space? What is important for them?
  • Observation of study area, interviews with local people and mapping of use patterns.
  • Preparation of short presentation

Please publish your findings here

Exercise 4: Communication Concepts

Time frame: December 19, 2011 - January 17, 2012

  • Based on the different landscape assessment approaches students will develop a communication concept for their area of study
  • Which measures would be necessary for enhancing the awareness for the area?
  • Students are free to choose their method.

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References

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