Head: Jonna Majgaard Krarup
The Centre for public space research (CBF)
Research on public space is organised in the Centre for Public Space Research (CBF). The centre is co-financed by the Realdania foundation and placed as a field under the subject area of landscape planning. CBF's research area is modern public space. Through its work, the centre seeks to clarify and classify public space research in spatial, strategic and conceptual, as well as methodological and theoretical terms. Taking current developments in research debates, theory formulation and methodology as the starting point, the centre engages in architectural and artistic development work as well as scientific research methods and insight.
Plan period 2004 - 2006
The main effort in the plan period 2004 - 2006 was to round off the work conducted by several individuals over a period of 30 to 40 years, resulting in a series of seminars and publications. By the end of the first plan period, the centre had two affiliated PhD students and one researcher. Their task was to promote and qualify public space research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. The centre was in a period of transition, and focused in the development of public space research on a more nuanced and qualified formation of concepts, theory and methodology.
Plan Period 2007-2010
Current research projects:
Camilla Friis van Deurs: 'Uderum i nyere dansk boligbyggeri' (Public space in Danish housing), and:
Birgitte Bundesen Svarre: 'Forstædernes byrum' (Suburban public space)
Assistant professor Jonna Majgaard Krarup's project: 'Det offentlige grønne byrum' (Green public space)