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Adman, P., Bergquist, A.-K., Bonnedahl, K. J., Eckerberg, K., Eimermann, M., Enlund, D., . . . Örestig, J. (2019). DN Debatt. 171 forskare: ”Vi vuxna bör också klimatprotestera”. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>DN Debatt. 171 forskare: ”Vi vuxna bör också klimatprotestera”
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2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, , p. 1Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vuxna bör följa uppmaningen från ungdomarna i Fridays for future-rörelsen och protestera eftersom det politiska ledarskapet är otillräckligt. Omfattande och långvariga påtryckningar från hela samhället behövs för att få de politiskt ansvariga att utöva det ledarskap som klimatkrisen kräver, skriver 171 forskare i samhällsvetenskap och humaniora.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019. p. 1
Keywords
klimatpolitik
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163587 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel som 171 human- och samhällsvetenskapliga forskare har undertecknat.

Alla som undertecknat har inte listats som författare i denna post

Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Simonsson, M. (2014). Displaying Spaces: Spatial Design, Experience, and Authenticity in Museums. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Displaying Spaces: Spatial Design, Experience, and Authenticity in Museums
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation aims to analyse how spatial design affects experiences and meaning making in museums. The overarching question is what the spatial elements and forms within museums communicate to those who visit them. This is specifically explored in five museums in Rome: Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Centrale Montemartini, and MAXXI. The method used for analysing the museum spaces was based on observations that followed a method plan consisting of visiting the spaces on several occasions and describing the spaces and my own experiences of them with a focus on spatial aspects such as layout, disposition of exhibitions, material, volume, light, and colours. This also included conversations with first-time visitors, one in each of the five museums, about their experiences of the visit. My own experiences and the five visitors’ descriptions are analysed in dialogue with theoretical perspectives. The theoretical framework consists of perspectives from diverse academic disciplines. The most essential of these are museological aspects on museum experiences, authenticity, and spatial matters. Multimodality, semiotics, hermeneutics, and art-architecture theory are applied in relation to analysis of spatial factors and symbolic meanings as well as to authentic experiences and understanding of history. Phenomenological approaches to the body as the medium through which we perceive the world is central in this study. The five museums are treated and analysed individually in each of their chapters and the results reveal that although they are radically different from each other in terms of their contents and display concepts, they have corresponding factors in common. In the final chapter, the museums are discussed in relation to perspectives on spatial design in museums in a broader sense and the conclusions are drawn on a more general level. The discussions include aspects of authentic experiences of both historical and contemporary factors as well as on the issue of balance and imbalance in relation to museum spaces.

Museum spaces are inseparable from their contents. Space and exhibition elements influence each other and meaning is formed in their relationship. When imbalanced, museum spaces might evoke sensations of confusion and frustration. When balanced, on the other hand, they can create atmospheres that evoke sensations of excitement, comfort, and curiosity. Museum spaces can stimulate the motivation to understand the exhibition context or encourage visitors to imagine themselves situated in another time and place. Different kinds of experiences occur when we are present in a museum, but it is not always obvious to us that spatial design is a contributing factor. The impact that spatial design has on our experiences and meaning making is considerable and as this study argues, there is reason to further acknowledge space as an essential element in museums.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2014. p. 206
Series
Papers in museology, ISSN 1103-0100 ; 10
Keywords
Museums, space, spatial design, experience, authenticity, meaning making, phenomenology, Rome
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
museology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95485 (URN)978-91-7601-141-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-11-28, Samhällsvetarhuset, Hörsal B, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 10:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

Av rättighetsskäl har några av bilderna inte publicerats i den digitala versionen av denna avhandling. För att se samtliga bilder, se den tryckta versionen.

For copyright reasons, some of the images have not been published in the digital version of this dissertation. To see all of the images, see the printed version.

Available from: 2014-11-07 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Simonsson, M. (2012). Ett misslyckat försök?: Tankar om en annans upplevelser i metodutveckling. In: Bo Nilsson & Anna Sofia Lundgren (Ed.), Mitt i metoden: kulturvetenskapliga reflektioner (pp. 59-69). Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ett misslyckat försök?: Tankar om en annans upplevelser i metodutveckling
2012 (Swedish)In: Mitt i metoden: kulturvetenskapliga reflektioner / [ed] Bo Nilsson & Anna Sofia Lundgren, Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet , 2012, p. 59-69Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet, 2012
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
museology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-65783 (URN)978-91-7459-509-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-03-16 Created: 2013-02-11 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Simonsson, M. (2012). På besök i Livias målade trädgård: tankar kring analyser av rumsliga faktorer och autenticitet i utställningsmiljöer. Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, 21(2), 37-39
Open this publication in new window or tab >>På besök i Livias målade trädgård: tankar kring analyser av rumsliga faktorer och autenticitet i utställningsmiljöer
2012 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 37-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Museologi, Rum, Museum, Livia, Palazzo Massimo
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
museology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-65796 (URN)
Available from: 2013-03-15 Created: 2013-02-11 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Simonsson, M. (2011). Mellan väggarna: Om utställningsrummet estetik och praktik. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift (3), 129-140
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mellan väggarna: Om utställningsrummet estetik och praktik
2011 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 3, p. 129-140Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Föreningen för svensk kulturhistoria i samarbete, 2011
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
museology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51123 (URN)
Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
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