Diffusa rum i stadslandskapet
: En fallstudie i Tomelilla tätort

Translated title of the thesis: Diffuse rooms in the city landscape: A case study in Tomelilla town
  • Sara Mohammad
  • Amarildo Monteiro

Student thesis: Bachelor


The essay deals with diffuse spaces in Tomelilla town center. Diffuse spaces are found everywhere as enclaves between buildings or in the well-defined urban landscape. They are usually located in areas that have been over after planning projects or in empty spaces andwithout a specific function. Our background study is based on previous studies on the subject that have shown that diffuse spaces have a variety of values. The values depend on the way people want to mark these diffuse spaces in the city that give us different definitions such as self-organization, spontaneity, creativity or just a simple and temporary use. Diffuse spaces are usually associated with negative social activities and are in contrast to many public spaces that contain rules and controls. On the other hand, diffuse spaces are open to different types of social groups without rules, limitations and can serve as an alternative to public space. Observations have been performed in Tomelilla town center where the observations help us understand the values diffuse rooms have for the residents. Generally speaking during sex-day observations, two in January, two in March and another two days in April, we discovered that communication and recreation values are the dominant values for these diffuse spaces. Also that these diffuse rooms firstly are used as passages in different ways.

Date of Award2018-Oct-11
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorLena Eskilsson (Supervisor), Magnus Thelaus (Supervisor) & Joachim Regnéll (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Landscape Science Programme

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

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  • Other Natural Sciences (107)
  • Social Sciences (5)

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