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creating fertile overlaps between urban and rural fabrics of SÜdertälje through participatory processes, strategic design, local economies and social engineering.


ur路ban shep路herd noun, adj. verb the strategic design or active stewardship of productive ecological systems within an urban environment.


analysis


SÜdertälje - a tale of segregation ECONOMIC SEGREGATION Occurs when one does not have access to economic betterment for any number of reasons. This could range from access to workplaces, possessing sufficient knowledge for employment.

Image - Ann Legeby, Lic.of Sc./Ph.D. Candidate Research: The School of Architecture, KTH


Södertälje - a tale of segregation SPATIAL SEGREGATION Occurs when the physical space in which we move and operate hinders movement, access or membership to certain individuals or groups.

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Image - Ann Legeby, Lic.of Sc./Ph.D. Candidate Research: The School of Architecture, KTH


SÜdertälje - a tale of segregation ECOLOGICAL SEGREGATION Occurs when ecology restricts, separates or contains certain individuals or groups. Commonly spatial, but can also include education and knowledge as causes of paralysis of movement or interaction.

Image - Ann Legeby, Lic.of Sc./Ph.D. Candidate Research: The School of Architecture, KTH


Södertälje - a tale of segregation VOCAL SEGREGATION Occurs when one is not heard, understood or cannot express naturally and freely. Language barriers are common in this form of segregation.

Table 1-3 Social data of the residents in the four areas included in national anti-segregation initiatives (Södertälje kommun 2007a, Södertälje kommun 2007b, and www.usk.stockholm.se).


Fornhรถjden

Hovsjรถ


Hovsjö and Fornhöjden Strengths and Opportunities • The district of Hovsjö has a high priority in the local authorities and amongst politicians • After several initiatives and programmes implemented in the areas, a lot of experience and background material is available • The residents of the area are interested in an improvement of their situation • There are already well functioning networks in the areas [e.g. with schools, churches, health care services, property owners and local associations] • Södertälje is in the focus nationally when it comes to issues related to immigration from the Middle East - the mayor of Södertälje even talked about this in front of the American Congress

URBACT II Thematic Network Regional Governance of Sustainable Integrated Development of Deprived Urban Areas Intake Seminar | Södertälje | 9 & 10 June 2008


Hovsjö and Fornhöjden Challenges and focus points

• Culture clashes when the inhabitants do not know the Swedish planning process and culture or have little knowledge about Swedish administration • Language problems - a lot of the inhabitants do not speak Swedish • Tiredness amongst the residents - these 3 areas have been object of many studies and approaches without real improvements for the residents - so, now something proper needs to be achieved in order to keep them motivated to participate and help improve their areas • Vandalism and criminality is common in these areas and supports the bad outside image of the areas in the city and the region • The areas are not at all integrated into the urban life of Södertälje - they are home to many excluded people - while for other citizens of Södertälje there are hardly any reasons to ever visit these areas URBACT II Thematic Network Regional Governance of Sustainable Integrated Development of Deprived Urban Areas Intake Seminar | Södertälje | 9 & 10 June 2008


Hovsjö and Fornhöjden Unresolved + Future issues • Previous initiatives have not led to a general and especially not to a lasting regeneration of the areas • Physical problems, crime, vandalism and a very bad outside image still remain a major problem

Main Objectives of Local Action Plan: • Sustainable regeneration of the deprived areas - with a special focus also on physical and economic regeneration • Improvement of the bad outside image of the areas and their re-integration into the urban context of Södertälje • New methods for a better integration of ethnic minorities - leading to their growing independence and involvement in neighbourhood regeneration URBACT II Thematic Network Regional Governance of Sustainable Integrated Development of Deprived Urban Areas Intake Seminar | Södertälje | 9 & 10 June 2008


strategy


Centrum

Hovsjรถskolan

Fornbackaskolan


Slussgatan

Nyköpingsvägen

Tvetavägen Grödingevägen

Sagovägen

Fornbackaskolan

Walking. Hovsjöskolan → Fornbackaskolan

6.0 / 1.17 km

Hovsjöskolan

hrs


Can a network of schools in the city, produce a resilient ‘vegetative reproduction’ of education, employment and empowerment? Can we connect Hovsjöskolan and Fornbackaskolan to each other and the Centrum through a single project?


SÜdertälje Naturskolan Autumn Outdoor Activities.

Fornbackaskolan Teachers Your 2000m square project.


Can a network of schools, shepherding and stewardship create fertile overlaps of landscape and urban form within SÜdertälje to create a harmonious community ?


spain

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alps

london


Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticism. George Eliott


what if...

Urban shepherding education is introduced to the school curriculum at Hovsjö and Fornbackaskolan, at the

same time that Södertälje kommun start to implement urban shepherding at a city scale?


next steps ?


step 1 - play


In a game players become super empowered, hopeful individuals.

Jane McGonigal


Games are a means of engaging individuals in collective action. By exploring alternatives to the current models of urban planning and architecture, a truly participatory process can be enacted, allowing the game just like the animals it represents to meet each individual on the same level.


ideation kit + boardgame


segregation Ecological Occurs when ecology restricts, separates or contains certain individuals or groups. Commonly spatial, but can also include education and knowledge as causes of paralysis of movement or interaction.

Vocal Occurs when one is not heard, understood or cannot express naturally and freely. Language barriers are common in this form of segregation.

Economic Occurs when one does not have access to economic betterment for any number of reasons. This could range from access to workplaces, knowledge for employment.

Spatial Occurs when the physical space in which we move and operate hinders movement, access or membership to certain individuals or groups.


strategies Education

Mobility

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

Think of ways to use the existing education system to create change.

Economy This strategy involves addressing local economies, employment and business opportunities. Think of ways to create new ‘wealth’ and social capital.’

The flow of people through ‘boundaries’ is crucial in creating a sustainable society. Think of ways to move, meet and great new people.

Culture Culture is how we tell and retell our stories. Think of ways to create an identity and a story worth retelling.


scales Domestic Domestic scale includes the individual, the immediate family and all aspects of daily routine. The closest and most familiar of scales.

Neighbourhood Neighbourhood scale contains everything between the home and the wider city scale. This is one of the most fertile and action.

City City scale is of course the city itself. As to where boundaries are drawn at this scale is completely up to you.

Region Regional scale is all things beyond the city. This scale is indefinite and is as large as you make it.


trends Consumption

Isolation

Contribution

Community

Transaction

Scarcity

Trust

Abundance


regions SÖDERTÄLJE

JÄRNA

SALTSKOG

GRUSÅSEN

FORNHÖJDEN

ROSENLUND

MARIEKÄLLA

BRUNNSÄNG

BLOMBACKA

RONNA

GENETA

ÖSTERTÄLJE

CENTRUM

PERSHAGEN

LINA


time 1

5

10

25

50

DAY

WEEK

MONTH

TERM

SEASON

SUMMER

AUTUMN

WINTER

100 200 YEAR

DECADE GENERATION

SPRING


03.

Characteristics

04.

Motivation

05.

Context

02.

Needs

01.

People

06.

Activity

07.

Process

08.

Experience


step 2 - fårfika

Södertälje Kommun purchases a small flock of sheep to graze on Orion Hill in Spring 2014. The sheep are moved through the city to different pasture daily, however

they return once a month to Orion Hill on the first Sunday of each month for fårfika, where a member of the city planning office, a shepherd and some students from the schools are present to ask questions and treat visitors to fika.


to continue...

ME - meet with Hovsjöskolan and Fornbackaskolan to create a workshop to explore the possibilities of a urban shepherding and stewardship curriculum to complement their current studies.

SÖDERTÄLJE KOMMUN - purchase a small flock of animals to graze Orion Hill, find a shepherd and brew the coffee for the first fårfika.


finally...



Södertälje - City/Country