3. Telli / SCHWEIZ

Farum Midtpunkt was intended to stimulate specific ways of being public. Its makers sought to encourage social activities through an innovative spatial organization and the design of playgrounds, parks, assembly rooms etc. Yet, looking back at Farum Midtpunkt’s history of almost half a century, we can now examine its publicness over time and begin a heritage discussion concerning future sites of publicness in Farum Midtpunkt. What processes of decay, endurance and change shape the spaces in Farum Midtpunkt that were intended for publicness? How have different people negotiated sites of publicness here between the past, the present and desired futures?

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